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Did you know that if you damage your pulp within a tooth, it can lead to severe ailments unless it is removed through an endodontic treatment? Through the use of an endodontic treatment such as a root canal therapy, it is important to remove a damaged pulp to ensure the tooth has a chance for the future. This includes tooth pulps that are inflamed, diseased, infected, or severely damaged.

Typically, teeth with damaged pulps would need to be extracted if not for root canal therapy. Root canals can be used to save a tooth from extraction and can seal the tooth for future functionality.

It is important to be aware that numerous risk factors exist that can lead to damaged pulps. If you suffer from any deep cavities that have slowly worn away your tooth enamel, it can expose you to potential dental damage. In addition, repeated dental procedures, oral accidents or injuries, and unseen microscopic damage can also lead to potential pulp damage. In order to protect your smile from further damage or determine if pulp damage has occurred, visit your dentist.

If you would like to set up a root canal therapy at Oakdale Family Dentistry, you are welcome to call our dentist office in Oakdale, Minnesota, at our number 651-731-6464. Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. and our entire team look forward to enhancing your smile.