Endodontics

Endodontic Therapy in Gainesville, GA

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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

  • Tooth decay

  • 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.