The pulp in your tooth plays an important role. It contains the nerves, blood vessels and tissue that keep your tooth alive and healthy. If your tooth is damaged, even by a crack so small that it is almost invisible, it can admit harmful bacteria that can put your tooth at risk. If that bacteria reaches the pulp of your tooth, you may experience some sensitivity and pain, and you may eventually require an extraction if the problem is not addressed through endodontics. Endodontics is a branch of dentistry which focuses on treating the pulp of the tooth and maintaining your oral health. In some cases, an infection can be treated with antibiotics; however, a root canal is often used to remove the infected pulp and preserve your tooth. The dentist may also place a crown over the tooth to make sure that it is properly protected and looks and functions as it should. Our dentist can also discuss other options with you, depending on your needs.
If you have a sensitive or painful tooth and would like to learn more about how endodontics in Orange, California, can improve your oral health, call OS Dental at 714.823.3344, and our team will be happy to help you plan your visit.