Ignoring Root Canal Treatment: A Quiz

quizgridWhen we are told to do something that we don’t want to do – even when it’s important – we often choose to ignore the issue at hand rather than finding a way to make it work. This is often the case when we inform patients that a root canal treatment is required to save an infected or seriously damaged tooth. The problem with this is that ignoring a root canal can result is severe consequences. We suggest you take a stroll through an informative quiz – it will help you become more familiar with what makes root canals so very urgent. And do yourself a favor: Remember that this treatment is completely comfortable and will rescue your oral health.

A Root Canal Quiz: True or False?

  1. True or False: If we suggest root canal treatment to repair your tooth but you do not schedule the visit, the need for a dental extraction will likely follow.
  2. True or False: Ignoring the need for a root canal can result in serious side effects, which may include an abscess. A collection of pus will form, which results in pain, bad breath, sensitivity, fever, and can lead to the spread of infection into your bloodstream.
  3. True or False: In some cases, if you wait too long to treat an infection, you will not qualify for root canal treatment. If an extraction is necessary, we may replace your tooth with a beautiful prosthetic after the open space has healed.

Quiz Answers

  1. True. Tooth infection will progress quickly, leaving us with no other option but to remove the tooth to protect surrounding teeth and restore your oral health.
  2. True. Unfortunately, ignoring the need for a root canal treatment can result in illness that affects your entire body, which is why we suggest you act with urgency.
  3. True. Whether you neglect the need for treatment or the infection is simply quite severe, tooth removal is not the end of the world. We can restore your smile with a beautiful, natural finish.