What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving diagnosis and treatment of the pulp (root canal) and surrounding tissues of the tooth.
When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin, the inside channel or “root canal” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves.
Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, trauma, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, an endodontic specialist removes the diseased pulp to save the tooth and prevent further inflammation and infection. After successful endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform.
What should I expect?
A comprehensive examination to diagnose orthofacial pain and pulpal injury, and determine if the tooth is a good candidate for endodontic therapy.
Non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
Under certain circumstances, microsurgery may be indicated. We are experts in performing this procedure, and utilize sophisticated equipment to ensure the best result.
Caring Endodontists in Houston
Gulf Coast Endodontics excels in distinctive patient care. Not only is our dental equipment state-of-the-art, but our offices all provide a comforting atmosphere with warming decor and, above all, our positive and friendly staff members. Our receptionists and dental assistants are each personally attentive, receptive, patient, and caring. Our endodontists all provide an excellent caliber of care, patience, and dexterity, making sure your teeth receive the best treatment possible.
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Among our patients include those normally prone to avoid dental care due to fear of a stressful treatment as well as dentists and dental assistants. Our patients of all backgrounds agree that our equipment and treatment procedures are incomparable. Also, did you know that you can watch a TV show or a movie while having a root canal in Houston? At Gulf Coast Endodontics, we offer an exclusive level of comfort.
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