What is endodontics?
Endodontics is the branch of dental care focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp and tooth nerves, which are located inside the tooth. If the dental pulp and tooth nerves become injured or infected, our seasoned dentist may recommend endodontic treatment.
What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy, which is often simply called a root canal, is an endodontic treatment used to restore the health of a tooth that suffers from infection and damage in the tooth pulp and nerves. During root canal therapy, Dr. [doctor_name] removes the infected tissues and cleans the tooth. The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like, medicated material. To restore the shape and structure of the tooth, [heshe] seals the tooth with a dental crown or filling. In most cases, a root canal in [city], [state] can be completed in only one or two appointments at [practice_name].
Does a root canal hurt?
While root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful, it is actually quite comfortable thanks to the skill of our dentist and dental team. We use local anesthesia to ensure that you do not feel pain during the treatment, and we work hard to help you feel comfortable each time you visit our office. For more information on root canal therapy and how we can improve the health of your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today.