The role of endodontics in dentistry is an important one. Every single year in the United States, endodontists are possible for saving millions of teeth through the use of endodontic procedures such as root canal therapy. Endodontics specializes in caring for the root of a tooth, including its pulp, to ensure a tooth can continue to function as needed throughout your life.
Building a better smile often includes making sure all your teeth are taken care of. This includes treating any issues that require an endodontic treatment such as a root canal therapy or endodontic treatments surgeries. Endodontists are highly trained as they have received an additional 2 years of training beyond traditional dental school. Due to complex endodontic treatments, endodontists will be capable of performing advanced surgeries that can save damaged or broken teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted.
Due to the fact endodontic treatments can save teeth, it may be possible to restore a tooth to its proper function once again. Through the use of a root canal, a tooth may once again thrive for a lifetime of support even though it is missing its pulp. In addition, whenever a damaged portion of a tooth is removed and the tooth is restored, it may allow you to properly chew and eat foods again and to have a more natural look to your tooth than a prosthetic would provide, had the tooth be removed.
For more information about endodontic therapies, you can speak with Dr. Thinh Ho and our team at Olympia Dental Group by calling us at 360-943-4777. If you require a comprehensive oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in Lacey, Washington.