We Can Stop the Pain Inside Your Tooth
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. “Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal treatment, focuses on treating the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth. Endodontics’ primary focus is to save damaged or infected teeth. Cleaning, shaping, filling, and sealing teeth are the major components of endodontics.
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal treatments have earned a reputation as something to be avoided if possible. It’s true, it’s better not to have one, like any major dental or medical procedure. However, a root canal serves a very beneficial purpose - to save your tooth. Although root canal procedures aren’t “fun” they enable you to keep your original tooth. Root canal treatment is recommended when there is an infection deep within the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth can get infected with bacteria due to injury or because of an untreated cavity. If treatment is delayed long enough the tooth may become infected to the point that it needs removal. If Dr. Hemphill believes he can save the infected tooth he will recommend root canal therapy.
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What Our Patients Say
West Hill Family Dental has been serving my entire family for 10 years. They have always been great and treat us like family. I will continue to use them because of the high level of care and comfortable atmosphere.
Today was my first visit with West Hill Family dental. The staff was awesome! So warm and welcoming! I felt at home the moment I walked in the door. Melissa (hygienist) was awesome and very sweet. Dr. Hemphill was very personable. I am a nervous Nelly with the dentist but they really helped me feel comfortable.
"Going to the Dentist," isn't something most folks look forward to. Fortunately, the Team at West Hill Family Dental makes that experience an enjoyable event with a friendly, thoughtful and genuinely concerned approach to both routine care and one-off emergencies. The atmosphere is relaxed and positive; everything from scheduling to changes is accommodated with little fuss and a genuine enthusiasm to see you at the next opportunity. And the overall quality of care, execution and attention to customer needs are unmatched by most practices, and certainly by the cookie-cutter pop-ups that abound elsewhere. Highly recommended, family-oriented and very professional in every aspect of care and delivery - they're definitely on the list of recommendations to new residents and neighbors!
In the past I have had bad experiences with dentist and I have switch many times and I think I have finally found my forever home. Kim and Monica at the front desk are amazing they make sure that if you have any concerns, they will accommodate you in any way they can. They also socialize with you which makes visiting the dentist feel like visiting family. This is by far the best dentist I've ever been to and would recommend them to anyone.
Dr.Robert Hemphill and his staff are so friendly.I was very nervous to get my treatment done,doctor made me understand and kept me calm.I always walk out happy, feeling I have seen the BEST doctor who took care of my dental treatment.Kinga the dental assistant is so kind and helpful,Kim such a lovely person always smiling and happy,Monica is superb too, she calls and double confirms the appointment so that I don’t forget. Thank you once again.