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Numerous risk factors are present when it comes to damage pulps. The pulp is the life force of a tooth in which the nerve endings, connective tissues, and blood vessels all reside. However, the pulp can be damaged due to a variety of reasons. Once your pulp is damaged, it will need to be extracted, or you will lose your tooth. Through an endodontic procedure such as a root canal therapy, a tooth’s pulp can be removed, and the tooth can be protected.

The best way to treat pulp infections is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. This includes being aware of the issues associated with infected pulps. When dental erosion occurs to the point a hole forms, it can leave the root of a tooth vulnerable to bacterial infection. This will inevitably lead to a pulp infection and potential tooth loss. To avoid this, a dental filling will be needed.

Pulp vulnerability can also be caused by repeated dental procedures. If you have had extensive work done on any teeth, it can leave them vulnerable to the loss of tooth enamel. Furthermore, the microscopic damage is also likely to lead to pulp damage as any cracks in your enamel can allow bacteria to seep through and infect areas within the tooth’s root.

Are you ready for a root canal therapy? If so, please call 541-699-4200 to schedule an appointment with Rimrock Dental of Redmond at our office in Redmond, Oregon. Dr. Jade Cherrington and our expert team are here to ensure you receive the root canal therapy your smile needs.