Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the study and treatment of dental issues relating to the pulp or the tissues surrounding the tooth root. It includes procedures like root canals or surgery to treat severe causes of tooth pain like tooth diseases and infections.
At Stephen A. Los, DDS, in Los Gatos, California, we offer the latest in endodontic treatments and procedures and, with our expertise and experience, can relieve your pain and save your natural teeth.
What Does an Endodontist Do?
The inside of a tooth can become inflamed for various reasons like tooth decay or severe injury to the teeth, and cause pain.
Endodontists are specially trained to treat ailments connecting to the tooth pulp or the tissue inside the tooth. They use advanced techniques and tools to address any issues relating to the tooth pulp with its blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues.
Endodontic Procedures and Treatments
Endodontics includes a wide range of procedures like:
One of the most common procedures included in endodontics is a root canal. During this procedure, the nerve or pulp of an infected tooth is removed.
If a tooth gets dislodged from the jaw or gets knocked out, endodontic treatments can be used to put it back into place. In some cases, a root canal may be needed when the teeth are chipped or fractured.
- Bacterial Infection Treatments
Decayed or fractured teeth can proliferate bacterial infections. Endodontics can treat inflammation in teeth and prevent the infection from spreading.
Endodontists are experts in extracting teeth when they are too damaged and cannot be saved.
A dental implant is a procedure of surgically embedding a titanium screw into the jawbone to support a bridge or crown. Once the dental implant is securely in place, the tooth’s natural feel and function are restored.
Endodontic surgeries mainly consist of removing the tooth’s pulp, root tip, or connective tissues. In some cases, endodontic surgeries are used in the treatment of decay or severe infections.
If you have lingering tooth pains, tooth sensitivity, or inflammation, endodontics can help relieve your pain. To learn more about the benefits of endodontics, contact Stephen A. Los, DDS, at (408) 356-8186, book an appointment online, or visit us at 14830 Los Gatos Blvd Suite 103, Los Gatos, CA 95032.