Outlining the Basics of Endodontics

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If you have ever sustained any dental damage in the form of an oral accident or injury, it is important to visit our office to determine if an endodontic treatment is necessary. Endodontics refers to a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the inner workings of a tooth.

If the pulp is damaged, it will need to be extracted with an endodontic treatment such as a root canal. Otherwise, the tooth would need to be completely extracted. Endodontic treatments can save teeth and provide the following benefits:

– Every year in the United States, millions of teeth are saved thanks to endodontics. Our skilled dentist can restore a tooth that otherwise would need to be extracted.

– Because a root canal therapy is done to allow a tooth to function correctly once more, it may allow a tooth to survive for the rest of your life.

– If a tooth is severely damaged and requires an extraction, an endodontist may be able to clean out the insides of it and save it and restore it once more. This helps allow your smile to continue to function naturally without the need for a tooth extraction and replacement.

For any further questions or concerns about endodontic treatments, Bo Macdonald DDS is here to help. For oral health care treatments, we can offer a comprehensive diagnosis from Dr. Bo Macdonald and our team at our dentist office in Los Angeles, California. To set up an appointment, call us at 310-954-3925.