Endodontists treat problems inside the tooth. Each tooth has an inner layer of soft tissue (pulp). In children and young adults, the pulp’s blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue nourish teeth as they grow. The pulp remains a part of your tooth after it stops growing.
An endodontist may have to treat problems in your pulp, including swelling and infections, if:
A root canal is a common procedure we use to treat an infection in your tooth’s pulp. Getting rid of the infection protects your tooth’s root. And when you have healthy roots, you’re less likely to lose a tooth — even after receiving a blow to the mouth.
At AHN, you receive care from specialists who have years of additional endodontic training after completing dental school. Their experience from performing root canals nearly every day helps more people keep their natural teeth. And keeping your teeth means you are less likely to worry about your appearance or experience chewing problems.
Endodontists are one of many dental specialties available at AHN. Our endodontists work alongside general dentists and other specialists to plan and deliver the treatments you need. Our team approach helps you get personalized services that preserve your smile. Meet our dental medicine team.
In addition to endodontic services, you may receive:
In rare cases, a root canal is not successful. When this happens, you may experience symptoms such as pain or teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold.
We help you get lasting relief with other treatments that may include: