Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of teeth. The most common procedure in endodontics is a root canal treatment, which involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth and replacing it with a filling material to restore the tooth's function.
Candidates for endodontic treatment are patients who have damaged or infected pulp in their teeth. Some common indications for endodontic treatment include severe tooth pain or sensitivity, deep cavities, dental trauma, repeated dental procedures, and gum disease. Patients who experience these conditions may benefit from endodontic treatment to preserve the natural tooth, prevent further damage or infection, and alleviate discomfort.
Here at Cummins Family Dental we complete root canals on anterior teeth. Patients who need root canals on posterior teeth will be referred to and specialized Endodontist to complete their treatment.