Root canal therapy was created to save dying teeth. Without root canal therapy, an infected tooth would likely have to be extracted. Read on to learn why root canal therapy may be needed.
- A root canal treatment is designed to extract the pulp, or innermost tissues of a tooth, if the pulp has become infected due to damage like disease or decay.
- One of the most common 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 harm them in such a way that exposes the tooth to bacterial infections. If this occurs, root canal treatment may be necessary.
- If you have had multiple treatments for a single tooth, this will gradually weaken the tooth, 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, you can schedule an appointment with your dentist in Foothill Ranch, California, by calling 949-458-5858. Dr. Aria Irvani wants to ensure your oral health is stupendous.