Instead of trusting a general dentist, people who need root canal therapy should strongly consider visiting an endodontic office like ours. Boise Endodontics provides a number of services specifically focused on addressing problems associated with infected tooth pulp and other damage to the root structure.
A root canal is a last-ditch effort to save a tooth from extraction. We may recommend a root canal if an infection has spread to the "pulpy" center of the tooth that contains nerve endings and other connective tissues. Once the infection has been removed, we fill the canals with a rubber-like material known as gutta-percha. A tooth that has received root canal treatment typically needs to be capped with a crown.
Unfortunately, a root canal-treated tooth can become re-infected due to several factors. If you have a problematic tooth with a reoccurring infection, you may be in need of endodontic retreatment. At Boise Endodontics, we specialize in endodontic retreatment because we want our patients to get their smile back on track!
When an infection reaches the pulp of the tooth, a root canal is usually the first step of treatment. If a root canal fails, and the infection reaches the tip of the root, we here at Boise Endodontics may suggest an apicoectomy. This endodontic surgery is relatively minor, but can make all the difference to your oral health!
While root canal treatment is foundational to endodontics, it is not our only focus. We here at Boise Endodontics also specialize in treatments for cracked teeth. Without immediate attention, a cracked tooth has the potential to wreak havoc on your oral health!
While dental trauma is more common with children and teenagers, accidents can happen to anyone! As endodontic specialists, we here at Boise Endodontics specialize in a number of treatments designed to address dental trauma, especially a tooth that is cracked, fractured, or split. In most instances, injury or trauma to the face requires immediate attention from a dentist or endodontist.
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