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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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