Endodontic treatment involves the treatment of the pulp (the root canal) of the tooth and its surrounding tissues. The root rests below the gumline, so endodontic care is a specialty field which Dr. Johnson is pleased to offer his patients.
The root of the tooth is composed of the hard outer region with an interior channel, known as a root canal. The root canal contains pulpy soft tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. If a tooth is cracked, fractured, or damaged by tooth decay or other issues, then bacteria can enter the root canal and affect the pulp. When this happens, an endodontist removes the compromised pulp and fills in the root, preventing further decay and infection. Since the tooth cannot survive without its root, root canals are a common way to save a tooth and prevent loss.
Endodontic care can be daunting, but Dr. Johnson and his dedicated team will skillfully guide you through the process with their trademark compassion and professionalism, helping you keep your teeth and their roots healthy for a lifetime.