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Dr. Mark Icard offers top dental treatments to preserve the natural tooth. A root canal is an alternative treatment method to consider before extraction. Check out why below!
HARRISBURG, NC, December 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- No one is impervious to plaque bacteria and other dental issues. Anyone can get a cavity. What's important is how to deal with a cavity. If a patient doesn't visit his/her dentist every six months, he/she raises the risk of not detecting tooth decay, until it's too late. When decay turns into an infection, the best possible treatment to save a tooth is a root canal.
In Harrisburg, root canal therapy is one of Dr. Mark Icard's, cosmetic dentist in Harrisburg, leading dental services. Why? Well, root canal therapy is the alternative treatment to extraction (removing the tooth from the socket). A successful root canal treatment will remove a tooth infection and leave the tooth intact. Dr. Icard will start a root canal procedure by taking X-rays to identify the extent of the infection and see if it has spread to the surrounding jawbone. From there, Dr. Icard proceeds to remove the infection.
Many people have heard how painful a tooth infection can be-it's true. An infection doesn't feel good since some symptoms include severe toothache and swelling gums. To clarify, a root canal infection is painful, not the procedure. Root canal therapy is meant to clean and remove the nerve, pulp and debris in the tooth, so patients don't feel any pain. Once the inner tooth is clean, Dr. Icard seals the tooth. A root canal in Harrisburg is the better choice when dealing with an infected tooth.
"I've had patients ask me why a root canal is better than an extraction. With an extraction, the entire tooth, root and all, is removed, and this leaves you with a missing tooth. It's very important to retain natural teeth, and if a tooth is pulled, you need to replace it. Leaving the space exposed only puts your gums at risk," says Dr. Icard. "The jawbone needs to be stimulated because it will resorb without a replacement tooth."
A person needs a full set of teeth to support facial structure and maintain oral health. More dental complications will ensue if an infected tooth isn't saved or replaced. That is why Dr. Icard continues to stress the importance of annual dental appointments-they allow a dentist to detect any dental problems. If problems are intercepted early on, a patient saves himself/herself the toothache and the stress of figuring out the next step in treatment. Sometimes the infection and decay is too severe, which is why an extraction might be the necessary treatment. For those who need further treatment, they don't need to worry because Dr. Icard and his dental staff will guide them to better oral health and give the best dental advice.
To save a tooth and peace of mind, call Dr. Icard, Harrisburg dentist, at (704) 455-5003 or submit a request form through Dr. Icard's user-friendly dental website at www.drmarkicard.com. Don't let cavities get the best of you.
Dr. Mark W. Icard
5500 Highway 49 South, Suite 500
Harrisburg, NC 28075
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