Are you familiar with intricacies of a root canal therapy? If the pulp, which is the inner tissue inside your teeth containing all of the life force of a tooth, becomes inflamed or diseased, it will need to be removed. If left untreated it can cause further infections to spread and can result in tooth loss. However, with the use of a root canal therapy, it is possible to safely remove the pulp and clean and seal the tooth to allow it to thrive in the future.
There are numerous causes of infected pulps that you need to be aware of to help prevent pulp damage. This can include deep cavities. If dental erosion or tooth decay has occurred to the point that a hole has formed in your tooth down to the root, it can allow your pulp to be vulnerable to disease and infection. When deep cavities exist, a root canal may be necessary.
If you have had repeated dental procedures to a tooth, it can be subject to increased vulnerability for pulp damage. This is because many procedures may require wearing down the enamel to provide the necessary treatment. The constant wear and tear on a tooth could leave you susceptible to pulp infection. Other common forms of pulp vulnerability and damage include from oral accidents or injuries and microscopic damage that occurs when bacteria seeps into the root of a tooth.
With the skilled craftsmanship of Dr. Kimberlee J. Karey and our team at our office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we can make sure your smile thrives with root canal therapy. To book an appointment for an endodontic treatment such as root canal at Kimberlee J. Karey, DDS, call us at 734.668.6612.