Have you ever heard of endodontics? Within each tooth lies what is known as the pulp. The pulp is the life force of the tooth as it contains connective tissues, nerve endings, and blood vessels all designed to facilitate the growth and function of the tooth. Endodontics refers to a specialty branch of dentistry specifically designed to care for the pulp.
Due to the complex nature of the pulp and tissues within your roots, endodontics requires advanced training to facilitate procedures necessary to care for damaged or broken teeth that have resulted with pulp damage. Typically, two years of advanced medical training is necessary.
One of the most popular forms of endodontic treatments available in dentistry is known as root canal therapy. A root canal therapy is designed to remove the pulp when it is damaged. Every year in the United States, millions of teeth are removed with endodontic treatments such as root canals.
Although removing the pulp may not seem necessary when it is damaged, Failure to do so will often result in the death of the tooth and tooth loss. Root canal therapies can remove the damage pulp and allow your tooth to last into the future. In many cases, a tooth that has had a root canal therapy can continue to function and serve its purpose in your mouth for a lifetime.
If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible endodontic treatments such as root canals with Dr. Leonard Brenner and our team at Brenner Dental of Park Slope, please call 718-638-6607 to set up a visit to our dentist office in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of with endodontic therapy.