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In cases in which the pulp of the tooth has been damaged, a root canal may be necessary in order to save the tooth. Although the words “root canal’ conjure up uncomfortable images for some people, a root canal can be a crucial part of your treatment,

– Root canals are used to remove injured pulp from teeth in order to save a tooth.
– With some dentistry procedures, including various cosmetic dentistry procedures, small amounts of tooth enamel may need to be removed for the work to be done, but if too much enamel is lost over time, it can expose the pulp to damage, which may require a root canal.
– Having too many procedures to a single tooth can be dangerous to your oral health.
– Although the pulp is the life source of a tooth, it may be possible to increase the longevity of a tooth if a damaged pulp is eliminated with root canal therapy. Damaged teeth may be saved with root canals even if the pulp has been damaged.

If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in your teeth, or it is time for your cleaning and exam, contact our office.You can reach Dr. Stephen Babin and our team at Stephen Babin DDS by calling 504-887-2428 to make an appointment at our office in Metairie, Louisiana. We look forward to hearing from you soon!