Endodontics is a specific field of dental care that is focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp (the soft, innermost layer of the tooth) and tooth nerves. Endodontic treatment may be needed if these areas become damaged or infected. The most widely known type of endodontic treatment is root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy, often referred to simply as a root canal, is a treatment that we may recommend if a tooth becomes severely injured or infected in the dental pulp and tooth nerve. During root canal therapy, our gentle dentist carefully removes the infected tissues from the tooth. He then fills in the tooth with a medicated material to restore the health of the tooth. Finally, Dr. Shane Newton will cap the tooth with a dental filling or crown to seal the tooth and restore its structure. Root canal therapy is effective for improving your oral health and preventing infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth.
You may benefit from a root canal in McCall, Idaho, if you experience severe tooth pain, increased tooth sensitivity, or tender gums, as these are common signs of tooth infection. Call us today at Two Rivers Dentistry in McCall to learn more and to start your journey back to optimal oral health!