Root canals are often performed to save your natural teeth when there is a problem inside the tooth. Within each tooth lies the pulp at the root of the tooth. If for any reason the pulp is damaged, in many cases it must be removed to prevent your tooth from failing or a serious infection from occurring.
Tooth enamel loss could lead to a root canal being necessary because the decay from a tooth has caused a cavity which in turn has left your pulp vulnerable to disease. Additionally, tooth enamel loss can occur due to trauma associated with oral accidents and injuries. It is possible for a tooth to be cracked at a microscopic level, which still leaves the pulp vulnerable to harmful bacteria.
Multiple dental procedures to a tooth can also leave the tooth susceptible to tooth failure. Whenever tooth enamel is removed from a tooth, it becomes all the more susceptible to damage. If your previous dental procedures should fail or do not adequately protect your pulp from outside interference, infection can occur, thus necessitating the need for a root canal.
If you think you may need a root canal, please call Bright Dental Care so we can get you in to see Dr. Yong Eon Park and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Bakersfield, California, and we can be reached at 661.588.2772. We look forward to supporting all of your smile needs!