Endodontics is the discipline in dentistry focusing on saving teeth and helping you maintain your natural smile. Our dentists will diagnose and treat tooth pain as well as performing root canal treatments. When the tooth’s nerve becomes inflamed or infected, either due to trauma or extensive decay, it is likely that tooth will cause tremendous pain. In order to relieve the pain, the infected internal contents of the tooth need to be removed by performing a root canal treatment.
The goal of root canal treatment is to clean out and disinfect the internal dental pulp (arterioles, venules, nerves and tissues) space. This treatment will prevent the tooth from becoming re-infected. Generally root canal therapy can take two, three or multiple visits.
With a root canal we try to save your teeth. Remove the pulp chamber, requires a crown or post, may need to be replaced at a later date.
Common symptoms of tooth damage include:
- Abscessed Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Dislodged Teeth
- Knocked-Out Teeth
- Tooth Pain
- Discolored Tooth
Treatments / Procedures Available
Save your tooth
is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant.
Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal-treated teeth last a lifetime.
Placement of a bridge or an implant will require significantly more time in treatment and may result in further procedures to adjacent teeth and supporting tissues.
Millions of healthy endodontically treated teeth serve patients all over the world, years and years after treatment. Those healthy teeth are helping patients chew efficiently, maintain the natural appearance of their smiles and enhance their enjoyment of life. Through endodontic treatment, endodontists and dentists worldwide enable patients to keep their natural teeth for a lifetime.
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