Autumn Fact Finder: Root Canal Therapies

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Have you recently suffered an oral accident or injury that has left you with dental damage? In the event you have sustained damage to your pulp, a root canal treatment may be necessary. Root canals are highly effective endodontic treatments designed to remove damaged pulps.

The pulp of your tooth is often considered the life force of the tooth as it holds the connective tissues, nerve endings, and blood vessels of a tooth. However, if it has been damaged, it must be extracted in order to save the tooth. In many situations, a root canal treatment will allow the tooth to continue on for a lifetime.

Root canal therapies have saved millions of damaged or broken teeth from potential extractions. With a root canal therapy, a tooth may be able to continue on functioning as intended in your mouth. In addition, root canals can restore speaking and eating skills that otherwise would be hindered or altered if the tooth were to be extracted.

If you are in need of a root canal therapy, or if you would like to have a professional exam from our team at ODonnell Family Dentistry, simply book an appointment with Dr. David O'Donnell and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Lexington, Kentucky, by calling us at 859-269-4613. Stop by, and take the time to focus on your oral health care.