Oral Health Care Fundamentals: Endodontics

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As the year nears its end and the holiday season kicks into full swing, it is important to make sure your oral health care is in good standing. However, numerous health risks due to lifestyle choices, bad habits, or accidents, or dietary choices can easily affect the condition of your oral health. If for any reason the inner portions of a tooth, specifically the pulp, are damaged, endodontic treatments will be needed.

If you have a damaged pulp, it needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. Typically, damaged pulps need to be removed in order to save a tooth and prevent a tooth extraction from taking place. Endodontic treatments such as root canals can be used safely pm teeth that otherwise would need to be removed. In the United States every year, endodontic treatments such as root canals save millions of teeth.

Due to the complex nature of endodontics, endodontists require a few additional years of training beyond dental school. This is to ensure they can perform advanced endodontic surgeries including ones designed to save damaged and broken teeth. It may be possible for treatments such as root canals to be done to allow a damaged tooth to continue to function and last a lifetime.

You may be at an elevated risk for a damaged pulp. Flores Dental Care is here to help you with all your oral health care needs. For a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Sylvia Ramirez Flores and our team at our dentist office, you can book an appointment by calling us at 956-583-0055. For oral health care treatment from a dentist in Mission, Texas, call us today.