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Root Canals

Root Canals

When the pulp at the center of a tooth, which contains connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels, becomes severely infected, endodontic treatment, commonly known as a root canal, may be necessary. Endodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on diseases of the tooth’s pulp and root canals.

Treating an infected pulp is crucial, as untreated infections can spread to the surrounding bone, causing abscesses and severe pain. Common causes for needing a root canal include tooth trauma, untreated cavities, and severe infections.

Prompt dental consultation is essential if you experience tooth pain or haven’t had a dental check-up in a while. Early treatment can sometimes prevent the need for a root canal by allowing the infection to heal with appropriate care.

Endodontic dentists are skilled in performing root canals and ensuring patients’ comfort during and after the procedure. They provide care to maintain tooth health and prevent further complications.