Endodontics is the specialty that deals with the inside of the tooth. While you want a brilliant smile, it must be supported by healthy teeth. Each tooth has a network of canals inside that are filled with sensitive living tissue called pulp. If these canals become infected or inflamed, visiting an endodontist in Winter Haven is your best option to regain your dental health.
“Endo” means inside and “dont” means tooth. When the pulp becomes inflamed, it can be quite painful, especially if it is infected. This condition may require root canal therapy, which is the most common treatment performed in endodontics. The pulp may become infected because of tooth decay that wasn’t treated or it may be the result of an injury. The endodontist may remove the dead or infected pulp tissue and replace it with sterile biocompatible filler. The tooth will then be sealed against reinfection.
Root canals are the basis of the proverbial joke about avoiding the dentist’s office, but the fact is, root canals at our office in Winter Haven are well-tolerated by most and cause only minor discomfort, if any. Root canals have a success rate of about 95 percent for removing the severe pain of a pulp infection. The best part is it saves the natural tooth. That is the main objective of modern dentistry.
If you experience severe tooth pain, it’s important to have it treated as soon as possible. If there are any complications with the tooth such as a knocked-out or fractured tooth, you may need to take advantage of endodontics. Since endodontists treat problems deep inside the teeth, they have a good success rate for saving teeth that could have been lost to decay or injury.
Schedule a consultation at Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry to learn more about how we can help you achieve a healthy, attractive smile. During this appointment at our office in Champions Gate or Winter Haven, we can also explain to you further how endodontics works. Contact us today to book a consultation!