When are Root Canals Needed?

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Do you have achy pearly whites? Do you experience sensitivity to tough, spicy or hot foods? If yes, you might need to stop by our office for a dental examination, and depending on what we find, we may endorse a root canal procedure. Learn a small bit more about when root canals are required by reading on below.

Inside every pearly white there is soft tissue containing blood vessels and nerves. This is called pulp, and it provides nourishment for chompers. Unfortunately, pulp can get infested. This infection can be caused by deep cavities, a cracked or harmed tooth or other damage to the tooth that goes unnoticed.

If this infection is untreated, it can spread to the root of the tooth. This causes swelling and abscess production, from time to time evolving as far as the bone surrounding the root. Because bacterial acids can destroy the bone, this infection may cause complete tooth loss as chompers lose their connection to the jaw. In these instances, a root canal could be suggested to keep the tooth so it won’t need to be removed entirely.

Dial 908-847-4498 to set up your appointment with our dental team at the Phillipsburg, New Jersey, location of Adaptive Dental Associates. Please don’t wait to call with any questions you have.