in Plant City, FL

Have your dentist, physician, or other health care providers suggested endodontics? If so, they may be referring to root canal therapy or pulpotomies, common yet complex dental procedures used to treat issues such as infection, damage due to trauma, or decay in the soft tissue of the teeth.

But many people are left wondering why endodontic treatments are necessary and whether they can benefit them. At Inspired Dentistry of Plant City, Dr. Hussein Abdulameer educates patients on why certain cases warrant endodontic treatment, including the risks associated with not nipping deep dental problems in the bud.

What Is Endodontics?

In most cases, brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist twice a year is all it takes to keep your teeth and gums healthy. But sometimes, even if we practice the best dental hygiene habits, something can still go wrong inside our teeth that may require endodontics. Endodontic treatment is a specialized form of care for treating problems within the tiny interior structures of a tooth where bacteria can hide and wreak havoc.

Is Endodontic Treatment Right For Me?

Understanding why this type of treatment might be necessary for restoring optimal dental health can help ease any worries about having endodontic work done. Many people need endodontics when they develop toothaches or discomfort while biting or chewing. Also, discoloration or swelling in the area around a tooth can indicate that one might need endodontic therapy. Other common reasons for this type of treatment are a cracked or chipped tooth, trauma to the tooth, or deep decay that has led to infection or abscess.

Endodontics provides patients with a highly successful way of saving diseased or damaged teeth. With prompt endodontic care, Dr. Hussein can:

  • Relieve discomfort associated with dental issues
  • Ultimately preserve natural tooth structure for years
  • Help patients avoid expensive and invasive procedures

Root Canal Therapy vs. Tooth Pulpotomy: What's the Difference?

Maintaining oral health is essential for overall well-being. Sometimes, that means undergoing endodontic therapy, such as root canals or pulpotomies. Although similar, it’s essential to distinguish the difference between these two popular endodontic procedures. A root canal involves removing and sealing the entire tooth’s pulp and nerve to prevent further infection. Conversely, a pulpotomy requires only the removal of the infected portion of the pulp, typically in baby teeth, leaving the rest intact to continue to nourish the tooth. Knowing the difference can help you understand your dental needs and ensure you receive the proper care for your unique situation.

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Experience Expert Endodontics

If you’re experiencing deep dental pain, Dr. Hussein and the Inspired Dentistry of Plant City team can help clarify why you need a root canal or pulpotomy. Furthermore, our Plant City dental team can provide full-service endodontics and improve overall health and comfort. Start taking proper care of your smile and reap the benefits of endodontics! Call (813) 754-2605 or message us.