The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Root Canals

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Root canals are treatments used to save dying teeth. When a tooth is injured or broken, and the pulp is exposed, root canals must be employed. If not, the tooth will need to be extracted.

In some cases, multiple dental procedures to a tooth may leave the tooth susceptible to tooth failure. Whenever tooth enamel is removed from a tooth, it becomes all the more vulnerable to damage. If your previous dental procedures should fail or do not adequately guard or shield your pulp from outside interference, infection can occur, thus demanding the need for a root canal.

Tooth enamel loss could lead to a root canal being needed because the decay from a tooth has resulted in a cavity, which in turn has left your pulp susceptible to disease. Furthermore, tooth enamel loss can occur due to shock associated with oral accidents and injuries. It is possible for a tooth to be cracked at a microscopic level, which still leaves the pulp susceptible to harmful bacteria.

Root canals may be the dentistry service you need. For an oral examination at Geza Locsey DDS at our dentist office in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, please book an appointment with Dr. Geza Locsey and our team by calling 614-866-1234. We look forward to making your smile shine!