Have you suffered an oral accident or injury lately and are yet to have it inspected? Even if it doesn’t appear as if any damage may have occurred, or if you believe it has been treated properly already, it is essential to visit your dentist to determine if any underlying microscopic damage has taken place. It may be possible that microscopic damage has occurred, and your pulp is vulnerable to infection. If your pulp ends up being damaged, it will need to be extracted or otherwise, the tooth will be lost. A highly effective dental restoration procedure to save a tooth by removing a damaged pulp is known as a root canal therapy.
If you have a damaged or broken tooth, it may have undergone pulp infection. When the enamel is breached, and the pulp is infected, typically the tooth would need to be removed. This is because the pulp is the nerve center of the tooth and contains its life source via connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerve endings. However, with an endodontic treatment such as a root canal therapy, it may be possible to save a dying tooth by removing the damaged pulp.
Millions of teeth are saved every year in the United States thanks to treatments such as root canals. Unfortunately, pulp damage can occur in a myriad of ways. Whether you suffered blunt trauma in the form of an oral accident or injury, have the same microscopic damage over time due to dental erosion or another similar ailment, or if you had repeated dental procedures on a tooth that has worn away the tooth enamel, you might be at a greater risk for pulp damage.
If you require further treatment for a root canal therapy from Dr. Vera Matshkalyan and our team, Kingston Family Dental will help you with your oral health care. If you would like to book an appointment with our dentist office in Kingston, New Hampshire, please call us at 603-347-1327.