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Root canals are treatments designed to protect your teeth after the pulp of a tooth has been damaged. The pulp is a soft tissue inside a tooth that contains the life force of the tooth, including nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels. If it becomes diseased or infected, it must be removed and the tooth must be sealed or the tooth may have to be removed. Common causes for root canal include:

– If a cavity has gone untreated in a tooth, it can eventually decay your tooth down to your root and cause your tooth’s pulp in your root to become diseased. At this point, a root canal is necessary.
– If you have a multitude of dental procedures on a tooth, the constant wear and tear to the tooth could leave it vulnerable to a pulp infection, which would then require a root canal.
– If you have suffered an oral accident or injury that left you with broken or fractured teeth, the root of the teeth could be exposed and cause the pulp to become damaged or diseased. Some injuries can occur to teeth that are not visible, but damage to the pulp can still occur if the bacteria seeps through to the root.

If you would like to visit us for a root canal therapy, Dr. Stephen T. McInerney and our team at Root Canal Specialists, PC will ensure that you get the care and quality your tooth requires. 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 are here to help you get the healthy smile of your dreams!