Endodontic Treatment in Kokomo | Peru Indiana
What is endondontic treatment
Why would I need an endondontic procedure
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
What are the signs of needing endodontic treatment
The Purpose of Dental Pulp
Tooth Pulp has a variety of functions. This cluster of nerves sends sensory information about temperature and pressure changes to your brain. It also helps the formation of dentin (the material under the enamel that comprises most of your tooth) and the growth of secondary layers that repair damage.
Treating Your Tooth’s Root
Endodontics is an area of dentistry that primarily deals with dental pulp. When this nerve bed is decayed, infected or has received severe trauma, it is necessary to take professional action. Root canals are performed to extract the damaged tissue from the tooth. Pulp cannot grow back, so it is vital that any early oral pain should receive immediate treatment.
Our Experienced Endodontists
Ladd Dental Group along with Dr. Schemehorn, are dedicated to your oral healthcare. We have dentists who have undergone years of training in order to handle any endodontic issue you may have. Our dental team will help you develop a personalized, preventative routine to ensure the continued health of your teeth. If a complete extraction is necessary, we also have a periodontist, Dr. Au-Yeung, and an Oral Surgeon who are experienced with extractions and placing dental implants.