Dentistry Blog for Beginners: Root Canal Therapy

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Do you have any infected pulps, or do you have cavities that have gone untreated? If the inner workings of a tooth do become infected, and endodontic treatment such as a root canal therapy will be needed. Through the use of a root canal, it may be possible to remove a damaged pulp and still allow the tooth to remain. Every year in the United States, millions of teeth are saved thanks to endodontic treatments such as root canals. If you’re unsure if you have an infected pulp, beware of the following risk factors:

– Microscopic damage can often occur and slowly wear down the inner workings of a tooth. If bacteria seep into a tooth and infects the root, root canal therapies will be required.

– If you have received extensive damage to a tooth, it may require repeated dental procedures. Over the years, extensive work can slowly wear down your tooth enamel and lead to infected pulps. If this occurs, a root canal therapy will be needed.

– Deep cavities often lead to root canal therapy. This is because any holes in your tooth enamel can be breached by bacteria that can seep deep into a tooth’s root and cause further damage.

– If you have suffered an oral accident or injury at any time that has left you with any teeth that have been broken or fractured, the root of a tooth could have been exposed to damage or will eventually be damaged by bacteria in your mouth. If it is not caught in time, a root canal therapy will be needed to extract the pulp.

For more root canal therapy advice or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. Tran Dang and our team at our dentist office in Decatur, Texas, please contact Forever Teeth at 940-626-4441. We look forward to helping you with your oral health care!