What is endodontics or a root canal?
Endodontics is the treatment of tissue inside the tooth, also known as the dental pulp, to save a tooth that otherwise might need to be extracted. Damage can be caused by disease, decay or trauma. Indications that treatment may be necessary include prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, or tenderness of the tooth or adjacent gums. However, sometimes there are no symptoms. This is why regular exams with a general dentist are so important to catch these issues.
Many general dentists can perform endodontic treatment, but in complicated cases a specially trained endodontist is generally preferred. At Cumberland Endodontics we have a strong and loyal partnership with many local dentists, and it’s our mission to show the same level of care that patients expect from their familiar and trusted dentist.