Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with treating the dental pulp. Your dental pulp is made up of connective tissue and dental nerves. When your pulp becomes infected, it can cause harrowing tooth pain and uncomfortable toothaches. If left untreated, your tooth can decay and eventually fall out, which is why you should visit an endodontist.
Fortunately, at Arrowhead Foothills Dentistry, we have an in-house endodontist. Dr. B.R. Howard is specially trained in endodontic care and is dedicated to preserving the integrity and health of your natural teeth. With his specialized endodontic care, you can work toward getting a healthy, happy smile.
Typically, endodontists specialize in root canal treatments and therapy. If you need a root canal, Dr. Howard will deliver precise care and utmost attention to your affected tooth.
During your root canal treatment, Dr. Howard will make sure you feel comfortable and relaxed. This may involve administering nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. Then, he will use local anesthesia on the target area, numbing it and its surroundings. Once the local anesthesia comes into effect, he will then proceed to remove the infected pulp, ultimately relieving you of your painful toothache.
Dr. Howard also treats a host of other endodontic issues. He can help alleviate traumatic dental injuries and help place dental implants. With endodontic care, he and his team can help preserve your natural teeth and save them from further damage.
Let us help you preserve your smile! If you would like to learn more about our endodontic services and treatment plans, call our office today! Our skilled staff and talented team would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about endodontics. We look forward to working with you and helping you attain a fully functional smile. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!