Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
When people talk about endodontics, they are generally referring to the procedure known as root canal treatment.
Endodontics is the arm of dentistry concerned with the pulp – the soft tissue at the centre of each tooth. It use to be the case that teeth with damaged pulps had to be removed. Now a root canal treatment is a safe solution that can be use for saving the tooth and maintaining your natural smile.
Root Canal Therapy may be required if the nerve or pulp of a tooth has become infected or irreversibly inflamed. Infections and inflammation can occur due to:
When you come in for your appointment, your dentist will examine your tooth and take X-rays in order to diagnose the cause of your problem. After proper examination, your dentist will be able to tell you the best course of action to resolve your symptoms or ask you to visit an endodontist, a specialist who treats nerve damage to the teeth. Depending on the cause of the problem, your dentist may recommend a root canal.
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