Endodontics

Endodontics is the study and treatment of the inside of a tooth, also known as the dental pulp. While many general dentists are responsible for the health of your entire tooth, endodontists use a more specific focus to ensure your teeth are as healthy as they can be from the inside-out.

Our Dental Services

  • Evaluations & Consultations
  • Root Canals
  • Ultrasonic
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Cracked Teeth
  • Internal Resorption Repairs
  • Post Removal
  • Traumatic Injury Treatment
  • MTA Pulp Cap
  • Internal Bleaching
  • Oral Sedations

Root Canals

The most common endodontic procedure is a root canal, which is required when a cavity extends all the way down to the root of your tooth, infecting the pulp inside the tooth.

Rather than apply a filling like you would to repair a cavity, endodontists must first remove the infected dental pulp. Once removed, endodontists clean the inside of the tooth and then refill it and seal it.

Cracked teeth can also be prone to root canals, and if unaddressed a tooth’s health can deteriorate to a point where it can no longer be salvaged in any capacity. With this in mind, it is important to address the potential need for a root canal right away.

Your Safety and Comfort

Root canals may sound scary, but the endodontics field has come a long way in a short amount of time, and these kinds of procedures are now less painful than ever before.

Northshore Endodontics practices something called “Sedation Dentistry,” which involves giving patients a medication before the start of a procedure to relax them.

This is not the same as anesthetic, which is also applied before a procedure to numb your mouth and the area around it. Sedation dentistry relies on a medication that relaxes your entire body to ease the stress or concern you may feel at the start of a root canal, providing comfort in addition to the anesthetic pain relief.

Other Procedures

Here at Northshore Endodontics we do much more than just perform root canals. Our other dental services include:

  • Re-treating a previous root canal.
  • Repairing cracked teeth.
  • Pulp capping — a technique used to keep the pulp inside your tooth from dying upon exposure from cavity preparation.
  • Apexification — a form of pulp therapy that helps the pulp grow and strengthen near the root of a tooth.
  • Providing resorption/perforation repair following a root canal
  • Dental Trauma
  • Apexogenesis
  • Internal Bleaching

Same-day scheduling

Not only do we offer a variety of services crafted to get you pain free as quickly as possible, we add the convenience of scheduling same-day appointments in the event of an emergency, because we know that some procedures just can’t wait.

To call to schedule an appointment or request a same-day visit, call (985) 674-0060.

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