Endodontics/Root Canals

A tooth’s center is called the pulp. It’s a hollow chamber where the tooth’s nerves, blood vessels, and other important tissues are located. Endodontics is the study and treatment of dental pulp, and you may recognize the name of a procedure to treat the pulp: a root canal treatment.

Root Canal Treatment

While a root canal treatment often sounds scary, there is no reason to be afraid. It’s a common and safe treatment to help save your tooth. If a tooth’s pulp becomes infected by bacteria, you may experience discomfort. This infection may spread through the root canal and affect other teeth. With a root canal treatment, we remove the infection from the pulp and seal the root canal to help prevent the infection from spreading.

Root Canal Treatment Benefits

A root canal treatment is a restorative dental procedure that may help save your natural tooth from extraction. Saving your tooth can help preserve your oral health and smile. The treatment’s benefits also include

  • Avoiding the need to replace your tooth with a dental implant
  • Eliminating the risk of an infection spreading through your gums and jaw
  • Eliminating chronic bad breath that sometimes accompanies tooth infection
  • Relieving you of dental discomfort from the infection

Schedule a Root Canal Treatment With Us

Infected dental pulp may cause discomfort and affect your oral health. A root canal treatment may be appropriate to address the infection. To schedule an appointment, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic at (507) 437-6312.