You probably don't think of a tooth as an organ, but it is just as much an organ as your liver or a kidney. To be sure it is nowhere near as complicated, but each tooth has a central core that contains tiny blood vessels, lymphatic and a nerve. If a cavity gets deep enough to infect the central core or pulp chamber of the tooth or that central core is damaged in some other way, eventually the internal contents become infected and can become quite painful. At that point the dentist may refer to the condition as an abscess and recommend "root canal" treatment.
What are Endodontists?
Endodontists are dentists that have received extra years of special training in the treatment of the inside of the tooth, or root canal. Most modern endodontic procedures allow the patient to be comfortable during and after the procedure.
The benefits to seeing an endodontist when one has root canal problems is to save their natural teeth and save money in the future over the more complicated procedure of extracting and replacing the tooth.
Endodontics is that part of dentistry that deals with disease and treatment of the central core of the tooth - the pulp and the root canal system. If you ever need to have a root canal, you will be comforted to know that at Glick Dental Associates we use the very latest automated technology to make this procedure as fast and painless as possible.
Call Glick Dental Associates at 440-349-1400 for a consultation today.