EndodonticsSPOKANE, WASHINGTON If you have been told you are in need of endodontic treatment, you are not alone. Millions of Americans need root canal procedures every year to save infected or damaged teeth. We, at MyDentist, are proud to offer exceptional, gentle endodontic treatments at our state-of-the-art facility. With us, you can always count on quality, individualized care. Endodontics Overview In Greek, “endo” is the word for "inside," while “odont” is the word for tooth. Endodontics is a branch of dentistry focusing on dental procedures that treat the soft pulp tissue inside an infected or abscessed tooth, saving it from being lost or in need of extraction. Do I Need Endodontic Treatment? Root canal therapy is usually indicated if the pulp inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected. This could result from tooth decay, a crack or a chip in the tooth, or an injury. If left untreated, pulp inflammation often causes severe tooth pain, and may even cause an abscess. You are also at increased risk of tooth loss because the infection can weaken the bone that keeps a tooth attached to your jaw. The Root Canal Procedure During your root canal treatment, our endodontist, the root canal specialist, will remove the diseased pulp, and clean, shape, and sterilize the hollow area of your tooth. Next is filling then sealing the space using a rubbery material called gutta-percha, followed by placing a dental crown to restore your tooth to its strength, form, and function. Care After Root Canal Treatments Make sure to practice meticulous oral care through brushing at least twice daily and flossing daily. It is also imperative that you keep up with your regular checkups and professional cleanings to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and to keep your mouth in tip-top shape! With proper care, your restored tooth can last a lifetime! Schedule Your Appointment Today! Contact us at MyDentist in Spokane, WA to learn more about our endodontic treatments and how they can enhance your oral health. We are committed to delivering quality, gentle care each and every day! We look forward to helping you enjoy a bright, healthy smile for a lifetime! OUR SERVICES Cosmetic Cosmetic Bonding Cosmetic Dentistry Dental Veneers Teeth Whitening Preventive Dental Sealants Endodontics Family Dentistry Fluoride Treatments Night Guards Oral Cancer Screening Pediatric Dentistry Periodontics Scaling & Root Planing Sports Mouthguards Ultrasonic Cleanings Wisdom Teeth Removal Restorative Bad Breath – Halitosis Bone Graft Crowns & Bridges Dental Extractions Dentures & Partials Emergency Appointments Fillings Oral Surgery Root Canal Therapy Soft Tissue Management CALL TODAY! 509-464-4100 We look forward to serving you and your family! Schedule your appointment today! 509-464-4100 We look forward to serving you and your family! Schedule your appointment today!