An endodontist is one of the most sought after dental specialists by practices everywhere because they often help treat patients who are in the most pain or those with dental emergencies. An endodontist is concerned with treating tooth pulp. This is the soft, inner living tissue of the tooth that is contained in the root canal. Because it leads directly to the main nerve in the jaw, any infection or exposure of the pulp can leave a person in great pain.
There are many treatments our expert in endodontics in West Hollywood is qualified to perform. Tooth decay is a very serious problem because, when left untreated, it can lead to the loss of the tooth. Often, when a cavity is very large, the only way to save the tooth is with root canal therapy. This treatment performed by our West Hollywood endodontics expert removes the entire infected portion of the tooth to leave only the healthy material. The remaining portion of the tooth will need to be covered with a dental crown to allow the tooth to regain total strength and function.
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A tooth can become cracked because of trauma, bruxism (teeth grinding), chewing hard objects like popcorn kernels, or orthodontic issues like crowding. When a tooth is cracked, the pulp inside is exposed which can create several oral health concerns. One concern is that bacteria will enter the inner portion of the tooth and cause pain and decay mush quicker than normal. Also, cracked teeth can be very sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, and acidic foods and drinks because they can directly enter the area connected to the nerve. Our expert in endodontics in West Hollywood can fill the crack to completely restore it.
When an accident happens that causes teeth to be dislodged in a traumatic way, they can often be saved and replaced if it is done quickly and the tooth came out in one piece. Our West Hollywood endodontics expert is often the specialist who will work to treat these dental emergencies because the living portion of the tooth will need to be reconnected properly to keep the tooth alive.
Our West Hollywood dentist is capable of fixing any problem that is affecting the pulp of your tooth. Contact us today to learn more.