Dr. Amogh Bhalerao and Dr. Gayatri Jadhav may recommend an endodontic treatment if your teeth are damaged or infected. When you visit Smiles R Us, our skilled dentists will thoroughly examine your teeth to evaluate the extent of the damage and determine which type of treatment is right for your needs. Give us a call at 210-694-4999 to learn more about endodontics in San Antonio, Texas, and schedule your consultation!
Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of issues involving the dental pulp. Situated deep within the tooth, the dental pulp encompasses vital living tissue, including nerves, blood vessels and connective cells. When the dental pulp is compromised due to injury or disease it often leads to severe tooth pain and heightened sensitivity. Left untreated, these conditions can eventually lead to the demise of the tooth, necessitating extraction. The primary objective of endodontic treatment is to restore the tooth’s health and avoid the need for extraction.
The most common form of endodontic therapy is root canal therapy, commonly known as a root canal. During this procedure, our skilled and experienced dentists and team carefully eliminate the damaged and infected pulp, meticulously cleanse the tooth’s interior and seal it. To safeguard the tooth and restore its form and aesthetics, a dental crown or similar restoration is placed over the treated tooth.
In cases where root canal therapy may not be the most suitable option or if an infection recurs following a previous root canal treatment, our proficient dentists may recommend additional endodontic procedures. These may include root canal retreatment, apicoectomy, pulpal debridement or pulpotomy, depending on the specific circumstances and individual needs.
For more information about endodontics and to set up an appointment with our experienced dentists and team, please contact our office today.