Endodontics is a field of dental specialty that focuses on treating problems in the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth and contains the nerves, blood vessels and living connective tissue of the tooth. If these tissues become infected or injured, it can cause pain and will eventually lead to the death of the tooth. Endodontic treatments remove the damaged and infected tissue to restore the tooth and prevent it from needing to be extracted.
While there are several types of endodontic treatment available, the most well-known form of treatment is root canal therapy. Root canals involve removing the infected and injured tissues before cleaning the tooth and capping it with a dental crown. Root canals are often a preferred treatment as they allow you to keep your original tooth and help you avoid the need for more complex treatments to replace the tooth.
Our dentists will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine if endodontic treatment is needed to restore your oral health. We will discuss your oral health and all possible treatment options with you in order to create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs.
We invite you to call Jennings & Larson Family Dentistry at 928-577-2533 to learn more about endodontics in Fort Mohave, Arizona, and schedule your consultation with our dentists.