Root canal therapy is performed to save infected 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. Even though teeth are strong, 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 infection. If this is the case, the pulp may be carefully taken out of the root canal with root canal therapy.
If you have a severe toothache, you may need to set up an emergency root canal appointment with our dentists at Complete Care Dental in Woodlyn, Pennsylvania. To do this, just call our office at 610.833.1919. Dr. Dhillon, Dr. Woo, and our friendly, competent team want to ensure your oral health is exceptional for years to come.