Endodontics is a special type of dentistry that focuses on your tooth roots and nerves. At Aponia Dental, we’re proud to offer endodontic therapy to our patients here in North Edmonton, Alberta.
The centre of every tooth contains a pulp, which is comprised of nerves, arterioles and tissues. If this pulp becomes diseased or damaged, endodontic treatments and therapies can be used to save the tooth.
Not every tooth can be saved, and in those cases, our dentists will recommend a bridge or dental implant. But we always do our best to save a natural tooth if at all possible, because it’s the healthiest option for you.
The most common endodontic procedure is a root canal, where the damaged pulp is removed and the space is sealed off. Most root canals can be treated right here in our office. However, if there are any complications in a particular case, we will refer to an endodontist. An endodontist has more specific equipment and tools to deal with an advanced root canal.
But endodontic treatment is also required if someone has a cracked tooth or experiences any other dental trauma that affects the inner workings of a tooth.