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Endodontics

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Endodontics

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Endodontics

Endodontics is the area of dentistry dealing with the tooth’s pulp and surrounding tissue. Located inside the tooth, the pulp contains nerves, veins, arteries, and lymph tissue. An endodontist is a dentist with advanced training in the treatment and pain relief of pulp tissues that have become painfully inflamed or infected due to injury or disease.

In addition to providing pain relief, endodontic therapy aims to save the natural tooth whenever possible. By preserving the tooth, endodontic treatment can prevent the problems to adjacent teeth that extraction (removing the tooth) can cause, helping maintain dental health and saving money in the long run.

When the damage to the dental pulp is so extensive that the tooth is unable to repair itself and has become infected, the treatment of choice is a root canal. This is the most common procedure endodontists perform. During a root canal, the pulp and nerves of the tooth as well as bacteria and any decay are removed. The resulting cavity is sealed off with material that prevents bacteria from reentering the tooth. Endodontists can also treat root fractures, abscesses, and problematic tooth anatomy.

Reasons for endodontic therapy:

  • Decay is affecting the tooth’s pulp
  • An abscess or infection has developed at the root tip or inside the tooth
  • Injury or trauma has caused the pulp to die, risking infection.
  • The tooth’s root is fractured.
  • Problematic tooth anatomy is threatening the health of the tooth and/or adjacent teeth

Endodontic treatment generally takes one visit. Your tooth may be sensitive for several days following treatment, but this will diminish as the tooth heals and the inflammation subsides.

To schedule a consultation or learn more about the many procedures we offer, please contact us at our Worcester, MA office today!

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48 Elm Street, Suite 3
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