If you have ever suffered dental damage, or believe that you have had a crack in your tooth enamel, it is important to have it repaired immediately. If left untreated, bacteria can seep through the crack and infect the tooth. Ultimately this will result in a damaged pulp and potential tooth loss. However, it is possible to save a tooth from a needed extraction with endodontic therapies.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry designed specifically for treating and caring for the pulp of a tooth and tissues within the roots of teeth. Endodontists are capable of performing highly complex procedures such as root canals because they received an additional 2 years of training beyond traditional dental school. With these advanced treatments, they are able to perform complex procedures that can save teeth that otherwise would need to be removed.
Each year in the United States, millions of teeth are saved with complex endodontic treatments such as root canal therapies. Root canals can save teeth and allow them to function safely in your mouth for up to a lifetime of use. They also restore functions for chewing foods and can allow your smile to keep its natural look. Thus, the need for tooth replacement treatments such as dentures or implants will be negated.
If you want to experience the joys of a successful root canal at Adkins Dentistry, simply call Dr. Bradley Adkins and our team at 252-633-2876 to schedule an appointment at our dentist office in New Bern, North Carolina.