Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry involved in studying and treating the inside of your tooth. This includes your dental pulp and the nerves of your teeth. Often, when decay is more extensive, the damage reaches past the enamel of your tooth and into the dental pulp. This can cause painful infections and, if left untreated, may irrevocably damage teeth until they must be removed. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, endodontic treatment may be right for you:
- Severe tooth pain, especially when biting or chewing
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
- Swelling or tenderness in gums
- A recurring pimple on the gums
- Tooth discoloration
As part of our dedication to keeping your smile healthy, Dr. Taylor offers endodontics and root canal therapy in Carmel, Indiana. Root canal therapy is one of the most common endodontic treatments. This treatment involves removing the decayed pulp and nerve tissue and filling the space with a medicated, strengthening material. Under the direction of our experienced dentist, root canal therapy is relatively easy and comfortable. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain or other signs of extensive decay, we urge you to contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment.