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Treat your smile right when root canals are required. If a root canal is required, it usually means the pulp of a tooth has been damaged. Within the pulp lies the connective tissue, nerve endings, and blood vessels of the tooth. If a damaged or infected pulp is not removed in time, the entire tooth can die and will need to be extracted.

Common causes that usually require root canal treatments include:

– Some injuries can occur to teeth that is not visible, and damage to the pulp can still occur if the bacteria soaks through to the root.
– If you have suffered an oral accident or injury that left you with broken or fractured teeth, the root of the teeth could be showing and cause the pulp to become damaged or diseased.
– If a cavity has gone untreated in a tooth, it can eventually decay your tooth down to your root and cause your tooth’s pulp in your root to become damaged and require a root canal.
– If you have a multitude of dental procedures on a tooth, the relentless wear and tear to the tooth could leave it vulnerable to a pulp infection, which would then require a root canal.

Dr. Mike Choe and our team here at Westlake Family Dentistry in our dentist office in Fayetteville, North Carolina are committed to providing you the oral health care services you require. We can be reached at 910-864-2944. Our dental superheroes are here to serve you!