Endodontics deals with diseases of the tissue, blood vessels, and nerves inside the tooth. The most common endodontic treatment is called a “root canal,” a procedure used to remove infected tissue and refill the nerve canal inside the tooth.
Dr. Platt or Dr. Dale will perform a root canal when a tooth’s pulp becomes infected. Infection can be caused by deep decay, large cracks or breaks in the teeth or trauma to the face.
During a root canal, the pulp and root are removed and the tooth is cleaned and sealed. A root canal effectively removes the infection while allowing the tooth to maintain its natural strength.
If left untreated, the infection in the tooth can lead to an abscess and the infection can spread throughout your mouth, face and neck. Gladstone Family Dental uses the advanced light speed endo system to efficiently and comfortably perform root canals.