Endodontics (root canals) are an area of dentistry dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the dental pulp.
What is endodontics (Root Canal)?
When the pulp (soft tissue located inside the tooth) is diseased or injured, it can often lead to infection.
Endodontic treatment (root canal) is the removal of this diseased tissue to repair the damage caused by the infection. It some more severe cases, tooth extraction required.
Typical symptoms include, a large filling aching or a severely decayed tooth.
If you have a toothache you should see a dentist immediately, as you may require root canal therapy.
What to expect after your root canal?
Following completion of a root canal, your tooth will need to be restored.
Often times, a crown is required for extra structural support.
An alternative to a root canal may be a tooth extraction.
Why might I need a tooth removal/extraction?
You may need a tooth removed if a tooth infection is damaging the surrounding bone or is causing you discomfort. Your dentist will consult with you to determine whether or not an extraction is necessary
Ask your dentist if you require a tooth removal. Depending on the level of work required, your dentist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your oral health care.
Wisdom Teeth Removals
Why might I need my wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth may be removed if they affect your gums, jaw, and/or surrounding teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth are unable to fully break through the gums. This can lead to bacteria and food getting trapped causing decay, infection and pain.
Every patient is different, so please consult your dentist if your wisdom teeth are causing you discomfort.