Chronic tooth pain, abnormal sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, and other symptoms can be unpleasant and interfere with daily life. In many cases, these symptoms may be the sign of an endodontic problem. Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with complex structures within the teeth.
At High Point Dentistry, we provide root canal therapy, an endodontic procedure, to resolve unpleasant symptoms. To learn more about endodontics, please get in touch with our office.
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry focused on diagnosing and treating issues related to the inner part of the tooth. It involves procedures like root canal therapy to alleviate pain, save damaged or infected teeth, and preserve oral health. Endodontists utilize extensive training and education to save teeth rather than extracting them.
What is a root canal?
During a root canal treatment, our trained dentists will remove the tooth’s inner pulp, clean and disinfect the empty space, and seal it with a filling or crown. The root canal procedure tends to have a reputation for being unpleasant. In reality, however, root canal therapy can be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced dental technology. Before your root canal procedure, our dentist will go over anesthesia and sedation options should you feel the need to opt for an even more comfortable experience.
When is a root canal necessary?
A root canal is often necessary when the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or damaged due to deep decay, trauma, or a cracked tooth. This procedure is required to alleviate severe pain, prevent further infection, and save the tooth from extraction. If you’re experiencing persistent dental pain or sensitivity, we encourage you to reach out about endodontics. Early diagnosis and timely treatment are crucial to avoid complications, such as abscess formation or tooth loss.