A root canal is a common dental procedure that is done to help preserve the natural tooth and to avoid the need for an implant or another sort of tooth replacement procedure. There are several reasons why you may need to consider root canals for your dental needs:
Issues With the Tooth Itself: Many root canals are needed because of an issue with the structure of the tooth itself. This can include things like cavities, gum disease, root death, or other problems that cause pain and discomfort or that affects the integrity of the tooth. Once a tooth is damaged or weakened to an extreme point there is not much that can be done to save the tooth and more involved treatments and interventions are needed. This is why we offer root canal services to our patients.
Abscess and infections: When a tooth and the roots have become infected or are abscessed, infections are likely the cause. This can lead to pain and permanent damage to the root system of the tooth. If this gets too severe it can lead to the loss of the tooth so a root canal may be needed to save the tooth. We are proud to be able to offer these services to help our patients deal with infection and abscesses so that their teeth can be protected for the long term.
Trauma Cause by an Injury: If a tooth gets damaged because of an injury such as blunt force or an impact blow it can lead to a weakened tooth. If the damage is bad enough it can cause pain and possible tooth death. We see patients coming to us asking about getting a root canal after suffering from a traumatic injury. These are most often sustained from contact sports, bike or auto accidents, or slip and fall accidents and can affect anyone but adults and the elderly are most commonly affected.
Protecting your teeth is something that requires daily care and attention and when things go wrong, steps must be taken to ensure you do not lose a tooth. If you are in need of a dentist who can do root canals Family Dental Care is here to assist you with all of your tooth and gum care needs! Whether you are in this area or any of the surrounding areas, we are here to take care of you and your family, no matter how big or small your dental needs are! Call us today to get started with your root canal treatments!