A tooth is made up of various parts, including the hard enamel, calcified dentin & cementum, the soft pulp inside, nerves and blood vessels that run through the soft tissue, and the root of the tooth.  Endodontics is a dental specialty concerned with the soft tissue and inner structure of the tooth.

Here’s what you need to know about this specialized field of dentistry.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontics is the diagnosis and treatment of problems within the pulp of the tooth.  This could include issues like infection, nerve damage, and diseases of the dental pulp.  Because the pulp is where nerves reside, endodontic procedures are often needed to diagnose and treat severe tooth pain.

The primary dental procedure associated with endodontics is the root canal.  Fioritto Family Dental has the latest technologies (www.gentlewave.com) to perform root canal treatment, which makes them the best choice for diagnosing and treating pain and problems related to the pulp.

Root Canal Procedure

When the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed, it’s not unusual to experience significant pain.  A root canal procedure is designed to remove the diseased or traumatized tissue in order to alleviate pain and salvage the tooth.

Problems may also be the result of tooth decay or perhaps from a traumatic injury to the mouth, from a sports or automobile accident.  The end result is a dying tooth and a lot of pain.

A root canal includes drilling a hole in the tooth, removal of dead or decaying tissues, cleaning and treating the tooth when signs of infection are present and lastly filling and sealing the tooth to restore its function.  In most cases, a crown is necessary.  Your doctor will recommend the appropriate treatment based on your particular situation.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, contact the amazing dentists at Fioritto Family Dental today at 440-951-5511.