Did you know that root canal therapy treatments are extremely popular in situations to save a tooth that otherwise would need to be extracted? Through the use of root canal therapy, damaged or diseased pulp may need to be extracted to allow the tooth to continue to survive. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that applies root canal therapies to save millions of teeth in America every single year.
Root canals are often required in situations where the tooth enamel on a tooth has been exposed to bacteria and disease. Because your tooth enamel is a thin layer atop your teeth that protects the inner linings of a tooth, it will need to stay intact to protect your tooth. However, your tooth enamel can be worn away due to various procedures. Not only can deep cavities and oral accidents expose the inner workings of a tooth, but so too can repeated dental procedures in which the tooth enamel is constantly stripped away. Similarly, microscopic damage due to the slow wear and tear from abrasive materials can also expose the inner workings of a tooth. If your pulp is damaged, it will need to be extracted with root canal therapy.
To schedule an appointment at Douglas F. Smith, DDS call our office in Logan, Utah, at 435-752-4882. Dr. Douglas F. Smith and our team want to enhance your smile with a root canal therapy.