Endodontists are skilled at saving teeth even severely damaged or decayed teeth
  • Root canal treatment
  • Endodontic retreatment
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Traumatic dental injuries
  • Dental implants

Root Canal Treatment

To understand about root canal treatment, you need to know the basic structure of the tooth. A tooth has two main parts: a crown portion and a root portion. Crown is the part of the tooth which is seen in the mouth and root is the part of the tooth which is inside the jaw bone. Inside the crown and root there is a soft core of tissue known as pulp that contains blood vessels and nerves. In the crown, the pulp is present within a chamber called the pulp chamber and it travels down the length of the root to the tip (or apex) called the root canal. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment is a dental procedure in which the diseased pulp tissue is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed with a special filling material. When tooth decay has progressed far enough into the pulp you may have severe toothache, sensitivity to heat or cold, pain with biting or pressure, tooth discoloration, and swelling around the affected tooth. These symptoms may indicate the need for a root canal treatment where the pulp of a tooth is treated in an effort to maintain a healthy tooth. The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that is severely damaged due to decay or injury.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a foundation on which the replacement of one or more teeth can be supported. It is embedded in the jaw bone and functions like a tooth root. A dental implant may be used to support a permanent crown, a dental bridge or a removable denture. Dental implants are recommended for anyone with missing teeth provided they have healthy gums, enough supporting bone and can tolerate minor oral surgery such as a tooth extraction.