Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the dental pulp inside of a tooth. Within the dental pulp are the tooth nerves. When a tooth is compromised, the inside can be susceptible to decay. An endodontist treats the inside of the tooth in order to save the tooth structure.
Our primary goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible. Root canal, or endodontic, treatment may be necessary when the pulp tissue inside the root canals of a tooth becomes infected or damaged, which can be caused by dental trauma or decay. The pulp, which is located inside the root canals, contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. A tooth generally has between one and four root canals. A root canal procedure may be performed on a single root canal or multiple root canals within a tooth.
The GentleWave® Procedure takes a different approach to root canal therapy, using a minimally invasive protocol designed to help preserve optimal tooth structure and promote the long-term sustainability of the tooth. Standard root canal treatment often involves multiple visits to your dentist or endodontist. The GentleWave Procedure can usually be completed in just one visit.
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