Endodontics Treat Dental Infection and Trauma
Endo is the ancient Greek word for inside. Endodontic treatment is concerned with the inside of the tooth. Endodontics is an area of specialized dentistry that deals with preserving, or removing dental pulp. In other words—root disorders, infections, root canal treatment and root amputation.
Root canal treatment cleans the canals of a tooth and removes infected pulp before reshaping and sealing the space. When restored, the tooth functions normally—although crowns, to strengthen and preserve, are recommended.
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Root canal is one of the most common dental procedures and with today’s treatments and technology, it is painless.
Did You Know?
Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental treatments. There are many misconceptions about endodontic treatment due to fear or lack of information. Pain, inconvenience and cost of avoiding a treatment in favor of tooth extraction should be avoided. The longer you postpone endodontic treatment, the more you risk the chance to save your tooth. Root canal treatments are pain free and can help you preserve your natural teeth.