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Root canals are therapies used to save dying teeth. When a tooth is damaged, and the pulp is exposed, root canals must be used. If not, the tooth will have to be extracted. Listed below are some guidelines concerning root canal therapies:

– As is the case with most health care services, multiple treatments for a single tooth will eventually wear down a tooth, especially if tooth enamel is removed for each procedure. In some cases, multiple treatments can open your pulp up to unforeseen damage and diseases, at which point, the pulp must be removed.
– One of the most common causes of pulp damage comes in the form of oral accidents and injuries. Although teeth are strong, blunt trauma and severe blows to your jaw can easily knock out multiple teeth or even seriously damage them down the pulp, which oftentimes leads to root canal treatments.
– A root canal treatment is necessary if the pulp of a tooth must be removed due to infection, disease, decay, or other damage.

To learn more about root canals, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Coral Gables, Florida, call our office at 305-443-4713. Dr. Douglas A Deam DMD PA and our entire team want to ensure your oral health is shining for years to come.