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Did you know that root canal therapy is responsible for saving millions of teeth every single year? Thanks to endodontic treatments such as root canals, dentists are able to perform highly complex procedures that can save broken or damaged teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted. To help keep your smile safe, it is important to understand the causes of dental damage that require root canal therapy. If you should suffer an infected pulp, you will need a root canal. Listed below or common causes of infected pulps:

– If your tooth enamel has eroded to the point that a cavity has formed, you will be at an increased risk for pulp damage.
– Teeth that have undergone multiple dental procedures are often worn down to the point that they are extremely vulnerable to pulp infection.
– All accidents or injuries are an extremely prevalent cause of root exposure and pulp damage.
– Injuries can occur to your tooth enamel either instantaneously or over time that can be microscopic and make your pulp vulnerable to infection.

Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Tomball, Texas. Our dentist at Rick Friedrichs, DDS and Associates can help you determine if a root canal therapy is right for you. To set up an appointment, please call us at 281-205-4717.