Endodontics

“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth.

Root canal (or Endodontic) therapy refers to the process where your dentist treats (cleans and seals off) that space inside a tooth.

The objective of a root canal is keep your natural teeth as a healthy foundation for chewing and biting for years to come.inally occupied by its “nerve” tissue.

How does endodontic treatment save the tooth?
Your dentist removes the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the tooth, then fills and seals the space.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling of the gum adjacent to the tooth
  • Tenderness of the tooth especially to biting or adjacent gums.
  • Sometimes there are no symptoms and the first sign of a problem maybe radiographic evidence coroborated with additional diagnostic testing by your dentist