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If you have suffered an oral accident or injury, check to make sure that your tooth enamel on your teeth is intact. If the tooth enamel is breached or broken, it must be fixed immediately. However, if the pulp on the inside is already injured, the pulp be removed in order to save the tooth from an extraction.

To help avoid pulp failure, it is important to protect your tooth enamel from decay and cavities. Often, tooth enamel may be worn down over time due to previous treatments to a tooth. Furthermore, oral accidents and injuries can also weaken or crack a tooth’s enamel.

A root canal treatment is implemented when a tooth’s pulp has failed. In many situations where the tooth enamel has been breached by harmful acids and bacteria, infection to the central part of the tooth called the pulp will take place. This is very dangerous because within the pulp lies a tooth’s nerve endings, blood vessels, connective tissues, and overall life force of the tooth. If the pulp becomes damaged and is not removed, total tooth failure and tooth loss will ultimately take place.

Depending on your dental damage, our dentist at Jeffrey A Lowry DDS can help you find if root canal treatments will work for you. Dr. Jeffrey Lowry and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Riverside, California. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 951-263-7001. We look forward to improving your smile!