What is endodontic therapy?

Endodontic therapy may refer to a number of endodontic treatments. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp and tooth nerves. The most common form of endodontic therapy is root canal treatment.

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. If the tooth is not properly treated, it will die and require extraction. To prevent this, our skilled dentist will gently remove the infected or dead tissues, pulp, and nerves from the tooth. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned and sealed. To ensure that your tooth is returned to optimal structure and function, it is typically capped with a dental crown or filling.

Do I need a root canal?

Dr. Nadia Hamouda will determine whether a root canal in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is the best option for restoring your dental health. You may need root canal treatment if you suffer from the symptoms and signs of severe tooth infection, which often include intense tooth pain (especially when chewing and biting down), extreme tooth sensitivity, a darkening or discoloration of the tooth, and swelling or pimples on the nearby gums. We encourage you to contact us today at White Pearl Dentistry to learn more about root canal treatment and to set up your appointment.