Comprehensive Endodontic Procedures in Flint, Michigan, and the Surrounding Area
The Warning Signs
Do you have a toothache that won’t go away? It’s likely you’ve tried to live with it for a couple days, waiting for it to subside. You may have simply taken a painkiller and chewed on the other side of your mouth for a while. Unfortunately, what may seem like a trivial ache could be an indication of a deeper problem. Don’t try to tough out the pain. Get the comprehensive dental care you need before a minor inconvenience turns into a serious issue.
What’s Inside Your Teeth
Your teeth are more complex than they look. They might seem like simple, solid objects, but inside they are filled with nerves, blood vessels and arterioles. This network of cells is called the dental pulp; it is the most important part of your tooth. It sends temperature and pressure sensory information to your brain and helps the formation of dentin when you’ve sustained a dental injury.
The most common procedure used to treat injured dental pulp is a root canal. If this bed of nerves has sustained damage through infection or trauma, it is sometimes necessary to extract it. This prevents any harmful bacteria from spreading to your jaw or bloodstream. It is imperative that you receive help as soon as you notice unusual pain because your tooth’s pulp cannot grow back.
Our Endodontic Specialists
An endodontist is someone who specializes in treating the inside of your teeth. In addition to their years in dental school, they receive further training to enable them to perform complex procedures on tooth roots. When general dental care is not enough to treat your situation, our endodontic experts can help get you a healthy and pain-free mouth.