Endodontists receive an additional two years of advanced training beyond medical school in order to perform complex endodontics treatments designed to save damaged teeth. This includes root canals. Every year in the United States alone, endodontic treatments are able to save millions of damaged teeth via root canal therapies.
Root canal therapy is a highly advanced endodontic treatment that repairs your smile by removing the pulp of a tooth. If the pulp of the tooth has been damaged, it must be extracted or the tooth could fail. The pulp is an extremely important part of a tooth’s life force, as it contains the blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerve endings of the tooth. However, if it is damaged, it must be removed via root canal therapy if they tooth has any chance of being saved.
If a root canal treatment is implemented, it can improve the functionality of a tooth. This includes restoring its ability to chew food. In addition, root canals allow your smile to keep its natural look and even assist in keeping your other teeth healthy and free of dangerous ailments that may arise from missing teeth, including gum destabilization, tooth slippage, gum disease and tooth decay.
To learn more about root canal therapy, contact Dr. Michael O'Neill and our team at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling us at (419) 536-9196. In addition, if you would like an oral exam or bi-annual professional cleaning, our dentist office is located in Toledo, Ohio. We can help enhance your oral health care today!