The outer appearance of your teeth is what you and others see when you smile, but there is a lot going on inside of each tooth, too. Dr. John Bennion and Dr. Ryan Boswell offer endodontics in Belgrade, Montana, to address the dental pulp inside your teeth so that your oral health can be restored and maintained inside and out. Call Premier Choice Dental Center at 406-813-8551 to schedule an endodontic examination with our dentists.
Endodontics is the area of dentistry focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp. The pulp is the innermost layer of the tooth and includes the tooth’s living connective tissue and cells. It also houses the tooth nerves and blood vessels. If this area of the tooth becomes injured or diseased, it often results in serious tooth pain and sensitivity. When infection and damage in the dental pulp go untreated, they can cause the tooth to die, necessitating extraction. The goal of endodontic treatment is to restore the health of the tooth and prevent the need for tooth extraction.
The most common type of endodontic treatment is root canal therapy, which is often simply called a root canal. During root canal therapy, our dentists and team remove the injured and infected tissues from the tooth, thoroughly clean the tooth, and fill the tooth. The tooth is then capped with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to protect the tooth and restore its structure and appearance.
If root canal therapy is not the right treatment for you or infection recurs after the tooth has undergone a root canal, our dentists may recommend further endodontic treatment. Other endodontic treatment options include root canal retreatment, apicoectomy, pulpal debridement and pulpotomy.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about endodontics and the services we provide.
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