What is endodontics?
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that is focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp (the innermost layer of the tooth) and tooth nerves. The most popular type of endodontic treatment is root canal therapy, which is commonly known as simply a “root canal.”
What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to restore the health of a tooth that has become severely infected, decayed, or damaged. If a tooth is significantly injured, or if decay reaches deep inside the tooth, the dental pulp and tooth nerves may become infected.
Do I need a Root Canal?
If our talented dentists determine that your tooth is infected, they may recommend root canal.
Root canal therapy can effectively restore the health of the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. During root canal therapy, Dr. Mettler and Dr. Griego will gently remove the infected dental pulp and tooth nerves, then fill in the tooth with a medicated filling material. To restore the tooth’s structure, they will cap it with a dental crown or filling. A root canal in Peoria, Arizona typically requires only two visits to our dental office.
For more information on how root therapy can improve your oral health, we welcome you to contact Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry today.