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On occasion, a damaged tooth may require a root canal. If your tooth’s pulp is damaged, it must be removed in order to save the tooth. Here are some facts about root canals:

– Although the pulp is the life-source of a tooth, it may be possible to increase the longevity of a tooth if damaged pulp is removed with root canal therapy. Damaged teeth may be saved with root canals even if the pulp has been harmed.
– With some dentistry procedures, including various cosmetic dentistry procedures, tiny amounts of tooth enamel may have to be removed for the procedure to work. 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 on a single tooth can be harmful to your oral health.

No matter what treatment you need, Dr. Gloria Barredo and our team at Gloria Barredo, DMD will make sure that your teeth are properly cared for. To schedule an exam or professional cleaning at our office in Jupiter, Florida, please contact us at 561-741-8008. Let us help you find your healthy smile.