Can You Save a Dead Tooth?

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Since teeth don’t grow and the enamel is not made of living cells, it’s easy to forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded when we have a toothache, or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy. At Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH, our job is helping you keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Veins, arteries, lymph vessels and nerves live below the enamel and dentin in the pulp of the tooth. When the blood flow is cut off, the tooth will eventual die. What can cause blood flow issues? Injury, trauma, infection, large fillings, and multiple restorations can impact a tooth’s blood supply.

We can complete root canal therapy to save a dead tooth if required. During a root canal the soft tissue in the root of the tooth is removed. Once the roots are cleaned out and widened, they are filled with a special rubber material. The root canal is only the first step in the complete tooth restoration. The final steps are the core build up and crown.

At Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH we are committed to maintaining the dental health of all our patients. Root canal therapy is part of our complete family dentistry services. Find out why people from Londonderry, Salem, and Chester trust us  with their dental health. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Vanguard Dental Group:

603-435-1482

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

19D Manchester Rd Ste 3
Derry, New Hampshire
03038

 

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