The innermost portion of each tooth is comprised of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves. This collection of tissues is called the “pulp.” If the pulp dies or becomes infected, the diseased tissue must be removed. If the patient desires to retain the tooth, endodontic therapy needs to be performed. This procedure was formerly known as a “root canal”
Endodontic Therapy in Gainesville
The treatment involves removing the diseased pulp material from the tooth and replacing it with a filling material. A common misconception is that endodontic therapy is a painful procedure. Actually, it is similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal discomfort.
Root Canal Procedures in Gainesville
Common causes for the need of endodontic treatment:
Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements
Chipped or broken tooth
Blow to the tooth
Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
Repeated dental procedures on a tooth
Please contact our office for an evaluation if you experience any of the symptoms above, and we will be happy to answer any questions.