As endodontics is a branch of dentistry designed to care for the pulp of a tooth and tissues within the root, a root canal therapy can be employed to effectively save a tooth that has been severely broken or damaged. If a tooth has been damaged and the pulp is suffering, it will need to be extracted in order to save the tooth. Using a root canal therapy, teeth that otherwise would need to be taken out can be saved.
In order to ensure your smile can continue to thrive, you will need to make sure that if any damage has occurred to your tooth enamel, it is promptly fixed. If your tooth enamel is breached, it can lead to bacteria seeping into a tooth and causing further pulp damage or decay. Typically, damage can occur your tooth enamel on a microscopic level through dental erosion or tooth decay that you may not even be aware of. To prevent tooth decay, always keep your mouth clean and free of debris.
Another common risk factor is due to injuries. If you have ever suffered an oral accident or injury due to a strike or blow to the face, it may have chipped your teeth and left you with a hole in your tooth enamel, which can give rise to pulp infections and disease. Furthermore, a single strike can deliver enough to damage your pulp in which case the pulp will need to be removed.
If you are showing symptoms of a damaged or diseased pulp, come visit William J Kowalski DMD MS LLC for assistance today. With the expert care of Dr. William J Kowalski DMD MS LLC and our fantastic team at our office in Fenton, Missouri, we can rebuild your smile. To set up an appointment, call us at 636-225-2330.