(Dr. Name or Practice) is a specialized endodontist in (city). Endodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that deals with the complex structure and interior tissues within the tooth. Endodontic therapy is also commonly referred to as root canal therapy or a root canal. The endodontic treatment allows us to preserve the damaged tooth to prevent permanent extraction. Endodontic treatment is necessary when the interior tissue and nerve inside of the tooth become inflamed or infected. The interior of the tooth may become infected when the surface of the tooth is compromised due to decay or other damage. In extreme cases, the infection can even spread to the surrounding tissue such as the gums and bone, causing swelling the face. It is possible to experience acute pain that requires immediate attention.
The endodontic therapy procedure (root canal therapy) will entail the dentist removing the infected tissue, reshaping the interior of the tooth, and refilling the space with a rubber like filling. A crown is generally placed over the tooth to give the tooth additional protection and strength to ensure optimal function and comfort.
Symptoms of needing endodontic treatment include tooth pain, swelling to the face, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, sensitivity to the gums, and even tenderness to the surrounding lymph glands and bone. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call our office today and for prompt and fast service.