Saving your natural teeth

Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the complex structures found inside the teeth. The Greek word “Endodontics” literally means “inside the tooth,” and relates to the tooth pulp, tissues, nerves and arterioles. Endodontists receive additional dental training after completing dental school to enable them to perform both complex and simple procedures, including root canal therapy.

How do I recognize nerve damage in my tooth?

Pain, especially sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages, is the primary indicator of nerve damage in a tooth. As the condition progresses, the pain can intensify and persist throughout the day and night, indicating a need for dental evaluation.
Learn more about effective strategies and treatment options for tooth nerve pain by reading our blog, Relief from Tooth Nerve Pain: Effective Strategies and Treatment Options.

Can a dead tooth be saved?

While the pulp of a dead tooth can't be restored to a healthy state, timely treatment can preserve its structure. Root canal treatment involves removing infected pulp and cleaning and sealing the root canal to prevent reinfection. A dental crown is often necessary to protect the treated tooth from further damage.

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