Have you suffered an oral accident or injury that has left you with an impaired smile? If your tooth enamel has been breached, it is likely that damage to your pulp has occurred. If this is the case, you will require an endodontic treatment to potentially save the tooth. Endodontics is a branch of dentistry specifically designed for caring for the pulp of a tooth for surgical procedures and treatments designed to save damaged and broken teeth.
Endodontics is highly effective for saving teeth that otherwise would need to be extracted. Every year in the United States, Endodontists save millions of teeth with treatments including root canal therapy. Thanks to advanced medical training that Endodontists receive, which consists of two additional years beyond medical school, they are capable of performing advanced dental treatments such as root canals to protect your smile.
If you do require a root canal treatment, they can often save a tooth and allow it to be more functional once again. In some cases, the tooth may survive a lifetime of heavy use after a root canal has been applied. In addition, root canals allow you to keep your natural teeth and allow your smile to function as necessary. Furthermore, this removes the need for a replacement prosthetic such as dentures or an implant to be placed.
To talk about your root canal therapy options with Dr. Alex S. Abernathy and the rest of our team at Lakeland Dental Care, you can make an appointment at our dentist office in Jackson, Mississippi. Our number is 601-981-8166.