There is more to teeth than the visible part we see when we flash a smile. In fact, each tooth is a complex structure. An intricate network of tiny passages containing living nerves and blood vessels is housed inside each structure. These passages are called canals, and the soft tissue is the pulp. The branch of dentistry that focuses on the inner workings of teeth is called endodontics.
The tiny canals that extend far beneath the chewing surfaces of teeth are usually not in our forethought. However, when something isn’t right, like deep inner pain or inflammation, we can’t stop thinking about it! Not to mention, pain in the pulp can be severe. In order to control a pulp infection and stop the pain, we offer endodontic treatments in Clearwater. Root canal therapy is a common procedure performed by endodontists.
There is no reason to worry if your endodontist prescribes a root canal to treat an injured or diseased tooth. Millions of patients get this tooth-saving procedure each year. Root canal therapy successfully relieves pain and restores the tooth to health. While some dentists do perform root canal therapy, frequently patients are referred by their dentist in Clearwater to an outside endodontist. Sometimes this is done if you are suffering from non-specific or confusing tooth pain. In short, an oral health condition that may make treatment more complex. You may also be referred to an endodontist in Clearwater before your dentist places a dental crown.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity or an ordinary toothache, it is best to see your Dental Arts Clearwater dentist. Your pain may be caused by a loose filling or a cavity. If so, the problem can be solved quickly. However, you have a broken or knocked-out tooth, or some other dental trauma, you can go straight to your endodontist in Clearwater without a referral. An endodontic treatment saves decay, diseased or injured teeth that would otherwise be lost or extracted.