Your teeth are protected by a thin but durable layer of tooth enamel that makes them one of the strongest parts of your body. However, your teeth can still be affected by tooth decay and injury, and a deeply affected tooth may need root canal treatment to restore its health and structure.
Despite the tooth enamel being strong, your teeth have vulnerable inner layers. These are the dentin and the tooth pulp, which houses the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues.
You can take important steps to protect your smile against these dangers by diligently brushing and flossing every day and visiting your dentist regularly to receive professional dental cleanings. If you play contact sports, an athletic mouthguard will help to cushion your teeth and jaws if your face is struck by a hard blow or fall.
Your teeth can suffer from dental infection for many reasons, including dental fracture or cracks that give bateria access to the inner tooth, or a cavity that has penetrated too deeply. Untreated dental infection worses until the inner pulp of the tooth dies and results in bone loss and the loss or extraction of the tooth.
If, during a dental exam, Dr. Lyudmila Shur detects that root canal treatment may be needed to save a tooth that has been severely injured or decayed, she will work with you to create a custom dental treatment plan that meets your needs.
Call Dr. Shur Dental at 425-741-2030 today if you would like to learn more about root canal treatment in Lynnwood, Washington, and schedule an appointment with our doctor. We look forward to helping you treat your smile!