When Is A Root Canal Needed?

Artistic Touch Dentistry wants you to have the best smile possible so that you can smile with confidence. However, when you feel an ache in your tooth and you know something isn’t right then don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment.

Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases, (periodontal disease) than from cavities. Three out of four adults are affected at some time in their life. The best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is by good tooth brushing and flossing techniques, performed daily. You may wonder though, “what happens if you leave a cavity without treating it?”

The American Dental Association explains that, “sometimes a cavity is just too deep to be fixed and may require a root canal. Root canal procedures are used to treat problems of the tooth’s soft core, otherwise known as dental pulp. The pulp contains the blood vessels and the nerves of the tooth, which run like a thread down into the root. The pulp tissue can die when it’s infected or injured. If you don’t remove it, your tooth gets infected and you could lose it.”

This is why a root canal is needed to remove the pulp and clean the root canal. Our Melbourne, Florida dentists will also seal off the root canal to protect it from debris and further infection. If you need a dentist in Melbourne, Florida then give Artistic Touch Dentistry a call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Maryam Brazdo.