Endodontics is a lesser known area of dentistry and, as a result, many folks are unsure of its overarching purposes.
In short, endodontics is a branch of dentistry that concerns itself with the treatment of diseases and injuries which occur in the soft tissues inside a tooth (also referred to as dental pulp).
Your friendly neighborhood endodontist specializes in the removal of inflamed, infected dental pulp. They’ll fully clean the canal system while sealing the tooth so no further infection can take place. The procedure mentioned above just so happens to be the Root Canal procedure, which is the best known treatment an endodontist performs.
An endodontist can also help treat teeth that are cracked or have experienced trauma due to injury — all in the name of saving your natural smile.
Below are a few benefits you can glean from seeing the endodontist.
If you’re experiencing a toothache there are often only 2 ways to deal with the problem: either endodontic therapy or tooth extraction. Endodontics always aims to be as conservative as possible and to save as much natural tooth structure as possible. Root canal therapy has saved many teeth for patients not wanting to undergo a tooth extraction.
If you lose teeth, this means that your jaw bone isn’t getting proper stimulation in that area, which can lead to further tooth and bone loss. Endodontics will keep your natural tooth in place, which helps preserve the natural shape and curvature of your jaw and face.
Root canal procedures alone have been done for decades and they are a routine procedure we specialize in at NYC Endodontics. We work hard to remove any infected pulp and seal the tooth to greatly reduce chances of further infection. We help prevent tooth loss and tooth removal in a safe, clean, and supportive environment.
If you have any additional questions about how endodontics can possibly benefit you, contact NYC Endodontics today. We’ll schedule your initial consultation and help put you back on the footpath to amazing oral health!