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Saving a damaged tooth is always better than extracting and replacing it.  Even in cases in which the pulp of the tooth has been damaged by trauma or disease, a root canal may be the answer. For more information about root canals, please see below.   

– Root canals are used to remove damaged pulp from teeth in order to save a tooth.

– Although the pulp is the life source of a tooth, the dentist may be able to increase the longevity of a tooth if  damaged pulp is removed with root canal therapy. Damaged teeth may be saved with root canals even if the pulp has been affected.

– Having too many procedures to a single tooth can be hazardous to your oral health.

– With some treatments, including various cosmetic dentistry,, small amounts of tooth enamel may have to be removed for the procedure. However, if  too much enamel is lost over time, it can expose the pulp to damage, which may require a root canal.

If you think you are in need of a root canal, please call Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D so we can get you in to see Dr. Jerry Butler and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Boone, North Carolina, and we can be reached at (828) 264-5858 . We look forward to making your smile shine!