WHAT IS ENDODONTICS OR ROOT CANAL THERAPY?
Endodontics or root canal therapy is performed to save a tooth that has suffered permanent damage to the pulp (nerves and blood vessels that are contained in small canals in the root structure). These tissues may be inflamed or infected. While pulpal tissue is necessary for tooth development to occur, once the tooth is mature it receives its nourishment from the surrounding bone and ligament. Damaged pulpal tissue can be safely removed and the remaining natural tooth restored and maintained for years to come.

WHY HAVE I BEEN REFERRED TO A SPECIALIST?

Endodontists are dentists who have at least two or more additional years of specialty training in diagnosing and treating tooth problems involving the pulpal tissue. This may include oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnose. They perform routine as well as complex root canal procedures and endodontic surgery. Endodontists perform only endodontic procedures and, therefore, have extensive experience in their field. We utilize dental microscopes in our practice that allow us to better visualize and treat your tooth.