Endodontics refers to the study and treatment of the innermost part of the tooth: the pulp, located at the center of tooth’s crown and stretching down both of its roots to other tissues in the jawbone. If the pulp becomes infected, it can be removed with little harm to the tooth itself. In the growing years, pulp provides nutrients for teeth to develop. After full maturity, however, it can be sustained by the surrounding tissues of the jaw. The removal of infected pulp is called a root canal.
Endodontists spend two years beyond dental school studying how to treat diseased pulp. They use advanced equipment which facilitates a rapid and trouble-free diagnosis and rescue of infected teeth.
Though dental professionals are trained to perform root canals in dental school, a root canal can be a risky procedure for a general dentist. One reason is that some dental roots are strangely shaped or are not easy to locate. If the root canal is needed in a tooth which already has multiple fillings or a crown, the previous dental work may conceal the source of the pain in the X-Ray. There are sometimes cases when patients need second root canals because there has been a procedural error in the first treatment. To prevent this from happening or make sure it is done right the second time, we recommend that you call on a specialist.
If you are seeking endodontic treatment in Brockton, Massachusetts, please call 508-588-1400 to reach Creative Smiles Dental Care. Dr. Purvesh Malaviya and our excellent team will give you the advanced care you need to save your smile.