What Is Endodontics?

woman get endodontics treatment at the dentist

Typically, a cold treat like ice cream can bring on chills. But when room temperature drinks or treats send chills or quivers through your body, it’s time to ask questions. What could cause so much discomfort or pain, and what is the solution?

Endodontic Treatment

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on dental pulp and tooth tissue. In many cases, endodontic treatments can save an infected or diseased tooth. The most common endodontic treatment is root canal therapy. Root canal therapy for tooth sensitivity is a great way to save your natural tooth.

Root Canal Therapy

When the pulp inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, pain, sensitivity, and discomfort likely will come along in time.

Fortunately, when caught soon enough, Dr. Patel can perform root canal therapy to remove inflamed or infected pulp tissue from the tooth. Once the infected tissue is eliminated, Dr. Patel will carefully clean and shape the inside of the tooth to fill it with a biocompatible material placed with an adhesive cement to ensure a complete seal.

A crown or other restorative treatment tops off the tooth, and you can enjoy eating or drinking without discomfort!

Signs You Need Endodontic Treatment

If you frequently eat or drink hot or cold temperature foods or beverages, chills and quivers may not always indicate the need for endodontic treatment. It’s only necessary when tooth pulp becomes inflamed or infected. Infection can happen from deep cavities, trauma like chips or cracks, and constant dental treatments.

However, if you are experiencing any of the following, we suggest you schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel and our team in Jackson, TN.

  • Consistent toothache
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Pain when chewing or speaking
  • Tooth discoloration

Restorative Dentistry in Jackson, TN!

At Jackson Smiles Family Dentistry, root canal therapy is only one of the many procedures we can perform to save or restore the function of your teeth. Whether your dental crown fell off or you have a cavity, our restorative dentistry services can leave you smiling again!

Ready to restore your smile with endontics?

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