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Are you familiar with endodontics? Are you familiar with root canals? If so, they both refer to means of the same end. Endodontics is a branch of dentistry designed to use procedures such as root canals to effectively save teeth that have suffered damage to their pulps.

The pulp of the tooth is often considered the life force of the tooth. The pulp lies deep within a tooth and holds all of the vital ingredients of a tooth including its connective tissues, nerve endings, and blood vessels. In many cases, if the pulp is damaged, a tooth extraction would be required. However, thanks to endodontic treatments such as root canal therapies, it is possible to save teeth with damaged pulps by removing the pulp.

Endodontists receive an additional two years of training to ensure they can properly and accurately perform the necessary treatments to save broken or damaged teeth. Typically, endodontic treatments such as root canals can be used to save a tooth with a damaged pulp by removing the pulp. This allows the tooth to continue to function well for the rest of its lifespan. Each year in the United States, millions of teeth are saved through endodontic treatments such as root canals.

If you are showing signs of pulp damage that requires an endodontic treatment such as a root canal therapy, come visit Randal Brown for treatment today. With the helpful support of Dr. Randal Brown and our wonderful team at our dentist office in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, we can repair your smile. You can call us at 717-687-9366. We look forward to helping you decide which options will work best in your quest for a better smile.