What is endodontics?
Endodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in treating the inner portion of your tooth, in which is your dental pulp, tooth nerves, and root canal system. When this area is affected by decay or damage, a painful infection can occur and eventually cause the loss of the tooth. To save your tooth, our dentist will likely suggest root canal treatment. More often referred to simply as a root canal in Anchorage, Alaska, root canal treatment is designed to restore the health of your tooth and its structural integrity.
Do root canals hurt?
Under the kind direction of Dr. Moody, you do not need to worry about pain during root canal treatment. Using the latest anesthesia and sedation, we will ensure you have a positive experience. After your tooth has been numbed, we will gently open the tooth and remove all infection, decay, and damage. The inner tooth is sanitized and filled with a rubber-like material to restore the tooth’s strength before being sealed with a filling or crown, depending on how much original tooth structure remains.
You may need root canal treatment if you have been experiencing severe tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, or lumps and swelling on your gums. To learn more about endodontics and root canal treatment, we encourage you to contact us at Alaska Dental Arts today. We are eager to help restore your smile back to good health!