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Are you in need of a root canal treatment? Root canals are commonly associated with teeth that have cavities or have suffered tooth enamel loss. When your tooth enamel is damaged, bacteria can enter your tooth and cause additional damage. Always speak with our dentist to learn if your teeth have any issues that would require a root canal.

To understand the anatomy of your tooth, it helps to know that under the layers of enamel and dentin lies the pulp of a tooth. The pulp contains the life force of the tooth, including connective tissues, blood vessels, and nerve endings. When the pulp is damaged, it must be treated immediately or it can have a detrimental effect on your oral health as well as your overall health. Oftentimes, pulp failure requires immediate pulp removal via a root canal to save the tooth and to prevent further harm to your health from infection.

A common need for a root canal occurs when a tooth has suffered some form of injury that has caused the tooth to have a hole in the enamel. This can be caused by long-term wear called a cavity or an accident caused by trauma. Even if the hole is microscopic, your pulp can still be infected.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. David Powell and our team, please call All Care Dentistry at 801-266-1414. We look forward to keeping your smile healthy in Murray, Utah!