A Tooth with Damaged Pulp Might Need Endodontic Care

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Your teeth have multiple layers and each of them serves a specific role. The tooth enamel layer is hard enough to allow you to bite and chew foods, while also resisting the bacterial development of tooth decay. The somewhat sensitive dentin layer connects the relationship between the outer layers of the tooth and the softer tissues in the pulp core of the tooth.

The pulp layer of the tooth has a variety of minute, yet critical structures, including nerves, arterioles, venules, lymphatic tissue, and fibrous tissues. If a dental trauma, from an accidental blow to the face damages the tooth enamel and dentin layers enough to harm the pulp, it will require professional treatment at Root Canal Specialists, PC’s Bingham Farms, Michigan clinic.

Symptoms that his level of trauma has befallen the tooth could include heightened sensitivity, persistent pain or even a swelling or inflammation in the underlying gums. You might even see a change in color inside the dental fracture or a small amount of blood.

In a situation like this, you can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water to clear away any blood or other material in your mouth. Any other required cleaning methods will be handled by the endodontic specialists at Root Canal Specialists, PC’s clinic.

The most likely course of treatment we recommend will be to have a root canal performed. This will remove the tooth enamel layer of the tooth and excise any damaged internal structures. Once this is done we can rebuild the inner structure of the tooth, and start the process of fitting you for a crown.

If you’re in the Bingham Farms, Michigan area and you’ve suffered a traumatized tooth, you should call 248-540-9191 to seek endodontic care at Root Canal Specialists, PC’s clinic.