Endodontics - Root Canals

Endodontics concerns itself with treating diseases of the dental nerve and blood vessels. The most common cause of pulp damage is deep decay that reaches the pulp, trauma to the teeth, loose fillings, excessive tooth wear and gum disease.

Symptoms may be pain, especially at night, pain when biting on the tooth and with heat, discoloration of the tooth and swelling and soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth. Sometimes, curiously, there may be no symptoms.

Treatment is by root canal therapy which involves cleaning away of the infected pulp and filling of the root canals permanently.

We use the latest in endodontic techniques.