Here at Dental Specialists of Weston and Pembroke Pines, our team is committed to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile for life. While we do our best to help you avoid dental damage or issues, we understand that this cannot always happen. If you develop a dental infection or other issues with the inner parts or roots of your teeth, Dr. Glorimar Llavona can provide you with high-quality endodontics. Our dentists will evaluate your condition and determine which treatment is best for you. If you are experiencing dental pain, contact our office today at 954-349-4993 and set up your appointment.
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 that includes the tooth’s living connective tissue and cells, and it 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 cleans the tooth, and fills 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 if infection reoccurs after the tooth has undergone a root canal, our dentists may recommend another 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.