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A 30-year study, conducted by Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine, showed that cigarette smokers are 70% more likely to need a root canal than non-smokers.
Not only are smokers more likely to need endodontic treatment, but there was also a correlation with risk and total amount of time smoked vs total time smoke-free. Quitting smoking helps improve your health and also decreases the possibility of needing a root canal later in life.
Whether you smoke or not, it is important to take great care of your teeth. Regular dental appointments and cleanings, as well as immediate care when you experience a dental injury or an accident, can help you keep your teeth healthy and strong for many years to come.
For emergency dental care, toothache relief, root canals or general dentistry, contact your local Crown Council dentist using our ‘Find A Crown Council Dentist’ tool to the right of this screen. Our team of caring, compassionate dentists nationwide love treating their patients to a comfortable, enjoyable dental experience.