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Endodontic Therapy

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What is Endodontic Therapy?
Endodontic Therapy is performed when the nerve or pulp of the tooth has been damaged, usually by decay or physical trauma. The treatment consists of removing the pulp- that is, the nerve tissue that is inside the roots of the tooth, cleaning, disinfecting, and sealing the root canals. After treatment, the tooth survives because it is nourished by adjacent tissues of the periodontal ligament that surrounds the tooth. The whole process generally takes only about an hour and is done with local anesthetic, The experience is very similar to having a regular filling placed. When you leave our office following treatment, you will have a temporary filling in the chewing surface portion of your tooth. You will need to get back to your family dentist ASAP for a permanent restoration.

Why See a Specialist?
Your dentist referred you to our office. We are endodontic dental specialists, who have three additional years of advanced training after completing dental school. We limit our practice to root canal treatment and other procedures involving the soft inner tissue of the tooth referred to as the pulp. By referring you to a specialist who performs nothing but endodontic procedures, your family dentist is demonstrating a personal concern for the quality of your dental care.

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