Endodontics is the part of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and the tissues surrounding its root. If you’re suffering from constant toothaches or infections, an endodontic treatment may be the best way to relieve your pain.
Dr. Velamakanni at Northeast Dental Associates in Humble, Texas, provides a wide range of endodontic treatments such as root canals to rapidly and efficiently treat tooth infections and restore the full functionality of your natural teeth.
Keep reading to learn more about the endodontic treatments available at Northeast Dental Associates and their benefits.
What Is an Endodontic Treatment?
Under the external layer of enamel and the inner hard core of dentin is a soft tissue known as the tooth pulp. The tooth pulp consists of nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels. They play an essential role in the development of a tooth.
Due to any number of oral health issues, the tooth pulp can become inflamed or infected. Endodontic treatments focus on caring for the pulp or the inside of the tooth when it is damaged or infected.
When Do You Need an Endodontic Treatment?
The common causes for tooth pulp infections are:
- An untreated cavity or plaque buildup that causes severe tooth decay
- When bacteria makes it way to the inside of a tooth and causes an abscess
- Severe tooth trauma or injury
- When a tooth crack extends to the inner tissues
Some of the typical symptoms of a tooth pulp infection are discolored teeth, swollen gums, and tooth sensitivity. If the pulp infection is left untreated for long, it can lead to severe pain and the development of other oral health issues.
What Is a Root Canal Procedure?
A root canal is one of the most common endodontic treatments. It consists of removing the tooth pulp when it is damaged or infected. Removing the inflamed or irritated tissues helps relieve tooth pain and prevent further damage.
During a root canal treatment, Dr. Velamakanni removes the infected tissue, disinfects the inside of the tooth, and then seals it. This prevents the spread of bacteria and helps save your natural tooth.
As a fully matured tooth no longer requires the tooth pulp to function, dentists commonly recommend removing the infected tooth pulp in time to curb further damage.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Saalini Velamakanni, Dentist Humble, TX at Northeast Dental Associates to get an endodontic treatment that can save your natural tooth. Stop by at 19411 McKay Dr #150, Humble, TX 77338, or call us at (832) 818-8132 for an appointment.