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If you should ever find yourself in a situation where an oral accident or injury has occurred, it is important to visit your dentist to determine if any damage to your pulp has occurred. If your pulp has been damaged, it must be extracted in order to save the tooth. Fortunately, through the use of an endodontic treatment known as a root canal therapy, it is possible to remove the pulp of a tooth and save the tooth in the process.

Root canals are designed to save teeth by removing disease for infected pulps and cleaning and sealing the leftover tooth. Typically, when a pulp is damaged, it must be immediately removed, or you will face a necessary extraction down the road. In order to ensure that root canals are not necessary, it is important to be aware of the risk factors that lead to damaged pulps.

Deep cavities and microscopic damage that has gone untreated can eventually lead to pulp damage. In addition, oral accidents or injuries are often known to lead to potential damage to the pulp of your teeth. Even if only your teeth have been broken or fractured, the root of the teeth can be exposed, and the pulp can end up damaged later on down the road. Furthermore, repeated dental procedures that have removed or taken away any tooth enamel can eventually lead a tooth vulnerable to damage.

If you would like to book an exam for a root canal therapy with Dr. Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz and the rest of our team at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc., you are welcome to call our dentist office at 818-558-4332 for an appointment in Burbank, California.