Root canal treatments to save teeth damaged by injury or severe tooth decay are available at Dr. Arnoldo Anglada Dental Care Clinic.
Endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy, typically requires two or more dental appointments, each lasting 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the case. The procedure is performed by a dentist or endodontist (a dentist trained in diagnosing and treating internal tooth disorders) and nowadays is no more painful than getting a filling or any other restorative dental treatment.
Endodontics and Root Canals
The branch of dentistry specializing in diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tooth tissues is called endodontics. Endodontists, or root canal specialists, typically perform root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment, treatment of cracked teeth and treatment of dental trauma to save teeth by repairing damaged roots. After performing a root canal treatment, the endodontist usually prescribes a crown to keep the tooth from cracking.