The most common reasons for root canal treatment are tooth trauma and decay. Tooth trauma can occur as a result of a blow to the face or jaw, or from being struck by another misaligned tooth regularly. Deep decay or a very large filling in a tooth may also lead to a need for root canal therapy. When the tooth is damaged, the pulp becomes irritated and infected. Bacteria getting into the pulp can cause pain, pressure, and swelling. Left untreated, the pulp will eventually die and lead to the destruction of the supporting bone and loss of the tooth. Talk to us today for more information.

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