Endodontics

Aury Arroyo-Lourenco, DDS -  - General Dentistry

My Tooth Place

Aury Arroyo-Lourenco, DDS

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westminster, CA

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the health of the tooth’s inner pulp. If you have an infected or damaged tooth, you may need an endodontic procedure to treat it and save your tooth. Endodontics specialists on the team at My Tooth Place serve patients of all ages in Westminster, California. For complete endodontic and dental care in a comfortable, state-of-the-art office, make an appointment online or by phone today.

Endodontics Q & A

What is endodontics?

Endodontics is dental care focused on tooth pain and the interior health of teeth. Endodontists have 2-3 years of extra training to become dentists that help prevent and treat inner tooth damage and decay.

Your teeth are made up of layers of enamel and dentin. Enamel is the hard outer surface of your tooth and it protects the other layers. Dentin is the layer underneath the enamel, and it’s sensitive. It connects the enamel to the inner layer or pulp.

The pulp is the most sensitive part of your tooth. It contains the nerves and blood vessels that keep your tooth alive. When the pulp of your tooth gets damaged or infected, it can cause pain and even lead to tooth loss. 

What procedures does an endodontist perform?

The team at My Tooth Place offer procedures to save your teeth — from root canals to more complex endodontic surgeries to address a dental injury. The most well-known procedure that endodontists perform is the root canal.

Root canals are routine dental procedures to treat infections of the tooth pulp. Your endodontist makes a small hole in the infected tooth and cleans out infection with the latest dental equipment. They then sterilize the canal and seal it to prevent infection from returning.

These days, most endodontic procedures are comfortable and quick. The goal of treatment is to save your natural tooth, despite infection or damage. Endodontic procedures to save your tooth are popular and effective because nothing looks or functions like natural teeth. 

What can I expect with endodontics care at My Tooth Place?

The team uses advanced technology to see inside your tooth to assess its health. They perform an oral exam that may include X-rays to determine the condition of your tooth and what your best treatment options are. 

With every endodontic treatment, the team personalizes your experience to ensure you’re comfortable. The team uses numbing medications during the procedure and helps you understand what to expect once the procedure is complete.

Most patients experience significant relief from tooth pain and infection after endodontic treatment. Addressing the infection and damage inside your tooth is effective in eliminating pain and protecting your overall oral health.

Whether you need a root canal or other dental procedure, you’re in good hands at My Tooth Place. The team uses the latest technologies to give you the healthiest smile possible. Call the office or book a consultation online to learn more.