Are you familiar with Endodontics? Endodontics is a field of dentistry that is designed to care for the pulp of a tooth. Due to the importance of the pulp of the tooth, it must be cared for and well-maintained to ensure the tooth can continue to function properly. Endodontic treatments are designed to make sure the pulp of a tooth and the tissues within your tooth’s root are well-maintained. Common facts concerning endodontics are as follows:
– Endodontists require an additional two years of medical training past dental school to perform complex treatments involved with endodontics.
– Endodontic treatments are designed to save broken or damaged teeth that may otherwise need to be extracted.
– With treatments such as root canals, endodontists are able to save millions of teeth each year.
– If a pulp is removed with a root canal therapy, it is still possible that the tooth can continue to last effectively in your mouth for years to come.
If you would like to know if you require endodontic treatments, please schedule an oral exam with Dr. Andrew Calhoun and our team at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates at our office in Jacksonville, Florida, by calling us at 904.352.2510. We look forward to helping you soon!