Endodontics procedures and treatments for healthy, pain-free teeth.
What is Endodontics procedures and What are the Benefits?
Endodontics is a dentistry speciality that is particularly concerned with the pulp area of your tooth. This means our endodontists are typically involved in conducting root canal treatments. Root canal treatments are required when a tooth is suffering from severe decay, there is a deep cavity, or the tooth has been damaged. The procedure cleans the area that is infected to relieve pain and stop further decay, effectively saving the tooth.
Sometimes the treatment is not 100 percent successful so can require further root canal treatments or other surgical procedures. The first objective in all cases is to save your original tooth, but in some situations that damage is too great. Your endodontist will be able to advise you on the best course of treatment including, in some situations, removing the tooth and fitting a replacement.
The benefits of endodontic treatments include:
- Relieve pain in your tooth caused by severe decay or injury
- Stop teeth from decaying further
- Help you keep your natural teeth by avoiding tooth extractions
- Maintaining or restoring your smile