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Root canal treatment was created to save dying teeth. Without root canal treatment, an infected tooth would have to be extracted. Continue reading to learn more about root canal therapy and why it may be necessary.

– A root canal therapy is designed to extract the pulp, or innermost parts of a tooth, if the pulp has become infected due to disease, decay, or other damage.
– One of the most common causes of pulp damage is dental injury. Teeth are tough, but blunt trauma and severe blows to your jaw can knock out multiple teeth or even harm them in such a way that exposes the tooth to bacterial infections. If this happens, root canal therapy may be needed.
– If you have had several restorative treatments for a single tooth, this will gradually wear it down, especially if tooth enamel is removed during each procedure. On occasion, multiple treatments can open your pulp up to unforeseen damage and diseases. The pulp must then be carefully removed with root canal treatment.

If you think you need root canal therapy, you can schedule an emergency appointment with your dentists at Midlothian Dental Arts in Midlothian, Virginia. Just call our office at 804-379-9177. Dr. Abbott, Dr. Stafford, and our entire team want to aid you in reaching and maintaining ideal oral health.