When root canals are used to improve your smile, it is simply as a last resort. The removal of the inner workings of a tooth is not something that should be taken lightly and is done only when all other methods have been exhausted. Teeth with damaged pulps can be saved with root canals. The benefits of root canals include the following:
– Oral accidents and injuries are a part of life, and if you do happen to suffer an accident that wounds a tooth’s pulp, it may still be possible to save the tooth with a root canal, even if the tooth has been damaged.
– If the pulp in a tooth is severely damaged or infected, it will need to be taken out as soon as possible with a root canal treatment if there is any hope of saving a tooth.
– In some cases, frequently wear and tear on teeth from dental erosion or even other dental procedures can expose the root of the tooth to outside sources, which can lead to pulp damage and required root canals.
– If harmful bacteria enter the pulp and infect the pulp, the tooth may need a root canal.
You may be at an increased risk for damaged roots. Lifetime Dentistry is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete root canal diagnosis from Dr. Holly Krystek and our team at our dentist office in Muscatine, Iowa, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 563-263-9082. We look forward to hearing from you soon!