Thanks to endodontics, it’s possible to treat diseases and infections that affect the teeth. Procedures like root canal therapy provide a safe and effective way to minimize pain without the need for an extraction. At Care Dental Spa, cosmetic and general dentist Quang Luong, DDS, specializes in endodontics. To make an appointment at the practice in Temple, Texas, call the office or schedule online.
Endodontics is a dental specialty that diagnoses and treats problems affecting the inside of your teeth. Your permanent teeth have a soft, malleable center called the pulp. Tooth pulp contains nerves and connective tissue. It provides nutrients to your teeth and makes it possible to sense temperature changes.
If your pulp becomes infected or damaged due to trauma, it can result in a toothache and difficulty biting and chewing. Endodontic treatment provides prompt relief and prevents the problem from getting worse.
Dr. Luong offers various endodontic services, including:
Root canal therapy is an outpatient procedure that removes infected or inflamed tooth pulp. During a root canal, Dr. Luong carefully removes the pulp from the center of your tooth, rinses your tooth with an antiseptic solution, and fills it with a material called gutta-percha.
When the gutta-percha dries, Dr. Luong makes impressions of your tooth and sends them to a dental laboratory. The technicians at the lab use your impressions to design and manufacture a custom dental crown. When it's finished, you return to the office, and Dr. Luong bonds it on top of your treated tooth.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots. They’re placed into your jaw during an outpatient procedure and integrate with your natural bone structure over time. If you’re missing one or several permanent teeth, dental implants are worth considering.
Endodontic surgery treats small fractures or hidden canals deep within the center of your tooth. You might also benefit from endodontic surgery if a calcium deposit develops in your root canal or you have damaged tooth roots.
There are several reasons you might benefit from endodontics, including:
You might also benefit from endodontic treatment if you fall or get hit in the mouth and chip or crack a tooth.
To determine the type of endodontic treatment that will benefit you most, Dr. Luong conducts an oral exam and reviews your dental health history. After gathering the necessary information, Dr. Luong develops a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To see if you qualify for endodontics, make an appointment at Care Dental Spa by calling the office or scheduling online today.