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If you have ever had a root canal treatment, you understand they are not a walk in the park, However, if a tooth that requires a root canal is left unchecked, it can cause serious health issues not only to your mouth but also to your overall health.

Do you know the basics of root canal therapy? Listed below are some questions to see how well you know your root canals:

What does a root canal treatment consist of?
a.) The pulp of a tooth is removed and the root of a tooth is cleaned
b.) A tooth is removed down to its root
c.) Wearing a bite plate to protect your tooth enamel
d.) Your teeth are restored with a whitening treatment

What are some common cases in which a root canal might be needed?
a.) An untreated cavity has damaged your pulp
b.) Your pulp was damaged due to blunt trauma to the tooth
c.) A microscopic fracture in a tooth has allowed bacteria to enter and infect the tooth
d.) All of the above

True or False: Constant wear and tear on your tooth enamel could cause you to need a root canal treatment.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Your pulp contains your tooth’s nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: A, D, A, A,

No matter which option for your dental care you need, Dr. Stephen T. McInerney and our team at Root Canal Specialists, PC will ensure that you get the care and quality your smile deserves. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Bingham Farms, Michigan, please schedule an appointment at 248-540-9191. We look forward to enhancing your smile!