Endodontic Services

An endondontist specializes in services involving the removal of the dental pulp in teeth that are inflamed or infected. Endodontists receive advanced training in the treatment of cracks, abscesses, dental implants, rescuing teeth with deep decay, sophisticated surgical procedures, and teeth involved in traumatic injuries. As a specialty practice we use state-of-the-art technology to help provide you with the best care possible. As continual learners, we diligently look to improve our practice and technology to help us serve you.

The Anatomy of a Tooth

Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body and serve an important function in day-to-day living. Beneath the hard external surfaces is a vulnerable tissue known as the dental pulp.  While the nerve inside the dental pulp gets most of the attention, this tissue is very complex and plays an important role in the development of the tooth.  The dental pulp reaches down into a network of channels within the roots known as root canals.  When the outer surface, enamel, is compromised by cavities or cracks, bacteria can enter the tooth and damage the dental pulp.  Trauma can also damage this tissue.  Bacteria then overwhelms the pulp tissue leading to pain and infection that can extend from the tooth into the bone and other structures of the head and neck.  Root canal therapy is necessary to preserve the health of the tooth and the surrounding tissues.