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Have you ever had a root canal before? Typically, root canals are oral health care treatments designed to save teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted. In a situation where a root canal is required, the pulp of a tooth is normally damaged beyond repair. Within the pulp lies the tooth’s nerve endings, connective tissues, and blood vessels, all of which are essential for the proper function of the tooth. However, if the pulp is removed, a tooth still has a chance to survive for many years to come.

Injuries to your tooth enamel can arise due to oral accidents or severe blows that have occurred. Blunt trauma and damage to your face, head, neck, or jaw may put your teeth in harm’s way and potentially lead to damage. If your tooth is breached, and there are any cracks, splits, fractures, or chips in your tooth enamel, bacteria can potentially enter your tooth and cause further damage.

Dental erosion and tooth decay also pose severe risks to your tooth, including eventual pulp damage. If the cavity arises, a hole in your tooth enamel has formed, through which bacteria can enter and damage your pulp. Protecting your tooth enamel against damage from harmful acids and erosion begins with effective oral health care treatments including brushing and flossing. If a tooth has been damaged and the pulp has been breached, consider a root canal so that a tooth still has a chance for the future.

Whichever root canal treatments you feel would best suit your needs, Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor and our team here at Taylor Family Dentistry in our dentist office in Mason, Ohio are committed to providing you the service you require. We can be reached at 513.229.7801. We can help enhance your oral health care today!