Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves, or pulp, of your teeth.
2. Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy, often referred to as a “Root Canal”, is likely the most well-known endodontic procedure, and is required when the pulp of a tooth has become infected. Left untreated, a tooth infected in this manner can cause more serious issues that result in loss of bone in the jaw.
The affected area will be numbed with local anesthetic before your dentist drills down to the infected pulp. The tissue will be removed, allowing the canal to be sanitized before being filled with sealant. We recommend fitting the tooth with a crown, as this will improve the appearance of the tooth and ensure that the operation is more likely to be successful.
“Root canal” has been an intimidating term in the past, but recent advances in technology have rendered the procedure much quicker, easier, and less scary.