Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is required when the nerve of the tooth begins to die or becomes infected after it dies. A root canal is a procedure designed to remove the build-up of bacteria that is inflaming the dental pulp (where nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels reside) and the surrounding nerve chamber. Without root canal treatment, the risk of tooth loss is significantly increased. In addition, these types of serious infections can greatly magnify the risks to one’s general health, potentially leading to heart attack, stroke, and other conditions that could be life-threatening. Root canal therapy can be a vital step toward reducing these risks and restoring the tooth to proper health.
How a Root Canal Can Help ?
Root canals are an effective treatment with a very high success rate. Some of the common indicators that a root canal may be needed are:
Unprompted throbbing or pain
Pain while chewing, eating, or biting
Sensitivity or tenderness to hot or cold
Swelling or tenderness near an infected tooth
Severe breaks, chips, or injuries to tooth
Extractions and Wisdom Teeth Removal
The wisdom teeth (third molars) are located in the back of the mouth, and they generally erupt, or become visible, between the ages of 17 and 25. There are usually four wisdom teeth, two on the upper jaw and two on the lower, but some people only have one or two, and some individuals have none. Not everyone needs to have these teeth removed, but in many cases there are benefits to having them extracted even if there is sufficient room in the mouth to house them. Impacted wisdom teeth are common. This is when the teeth lack room to fit comfortably within the jaw, grow at an angle rather than straight up, or otherwise become trapped and never erupt. Each of these situations can be the cause of discomfort, damage, and bite alignment issues. Our dentists can examine your wisdom teeth and suggest an appropriate course of treatment to address any issues and preserve the health of your teeth and gums.
Dental emergencies can arise anywhere, anytime. Our doctors and our experienced staff can provide immediate assistance should you or your child experience a dental emergency such as severe pain, chipped or broken teeth, infection, or any number of other oral issues. We do our best to accommodate these situations, making every effort to get patients into our office when they are experiencing a dental emergency.
Once your situation is assessed, our dedicated team can help craft a restorative treatment plan to help bring your oral structures back into health and comfortable function. We offer an extensive range of emergency dental services to aid you in your time of need. Our dentists will speak with you about the best options for your needs and goals,
Quick evaluation and treatment in a dental emergency is very important. If you believe you are experiencing one, please don’t hesitate to call our office.