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Are you aware of endodontic treatments such as root canal therapy and how it can improve your smile? If you have ever suffered damage to a tooth and may require an endodontic treatment to save the tooth. Oftentimes with damage to your pulp, whether through infection or disease, a root canal treatment will be required to save the tooth, as infected or damaged pulp will inevitably lead to a tooth extraction. To prevent damage to your pulp, it helps to understand the risk factors involved.

It is important to understand the causes of pulp damage so that you can minimize risk factors associated with them. Have effective prevention treatment plans in place so you can make sure that the teeth can continue to thrive without the risk of inside damage. However, deep cavities are known risk factors for tooth decay. Because these cavities occur due to dental erosion, you will need to make sure that you maintain optimal oral hygiene and keep your mouth clean of bacteria and debris.

If you have repeatedly had dental procedures in your mouth including procedures that have worn down your tooth enamel, some of your teeth may be susceptible to pulp infections. Along the same lines, if an oral accident or injury has exposed the inner areas of a tooth due to enamel damage – pulp disease or damage is likely. Furthermore, it’s important to minimize risks associated with your lifestyle and dietary habits to alleviate symptoms associated with pulp damage and worn tooth enamel.

Our team at H.T. Macon Sapp, DDS focuses on root canal treatments to save smiles with damaged pulp. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Macon Sapp or Dr. Baxter Sapp, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our office in Durham, North Carolina. You are welcome to call us at 919-489-9171.