Root canal therapy was created to save dying teeth. Without root canal therapy, an infected tooth would have to be extracted. Here are some important facts to consider about why you might need root canal treatment:
– A root canal treatment is designed to extract the pulp, or innermost tissues of a tooth, if the pulp has become infected due to disease, decay, or other damage.
– One of the most frequent causes of pulp damage is oral injury. Teeth are strong, but blunt trauma and severe blows to your jaw can knock out multiple teeth or even harm them in such a way that exposes the tooth to bacterial infections. If this occurs, root canal treatment may be needed.
– If you have had multiple treatments for a single tooth, this will gradually wear it down, especially if tooth enamel is removed during each procedure. On occasion, multiple treatments can open your pulp up to unforeseen damage and diseases. The pulp must then be carefully removed with root canal therapy.
If you think you need root canal treatment, schedule an appointment with your dentists at Signature Smiles in Bastrop, Texas, by calling our office at 512-308-0270. Our entire team wants to ensure that your oral health is outstanding for years to come.