Caring for Every Part of Your Teeth, Both Inside and Out
Have you ever thought about what is on the inside of your tooth? Most people don’t, but it’s pretty fascinating stuff! Each tooth has an outermost layer, called enamel, that protects the inner layers from damage. Beneath the enamel is a layer called dentin, which is more sensitive to the outer elements. Underneath the dentin is the pulp, which consists of the nerve and blood vessels.
Endodontics is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of issues related to the dental pulp, or the innermost layer of your tooth. Generally speaking, you do not need to worry about the pulp or dentin becoming damaged simply because your enamel is there to protect it. However, if you do not take care of your teeth, if you have a high-sugar or high-acid diet, or if you develop an abscess or infection in the gums, the inner layers of your tooth are at risk. If any of these issues are not treated quickly and properly, tooth decay, infection or other damage can reach the pulp. This is where endodontics comes in.
The most common endodontic treatment is root canal therapy. Now, Dr. John Burkart and our team at Burkart Dental understand that root canals have developed a bad reputation over the years. However, we use advanced treatments, state-of-the-art technology and pain-relieving techniques to make your treatment no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling. During a root canal, our dentist will access the root canal and remove the damaged pulp.
If you are experiencing increased tooth sensitivity or serious pain, we encourage you to visit our practice for endodontics in Aurora, Colorado. Our skilled and gentle dentist can evaluate your condition and help you know which treatment is right for you. Call 303-693-7330 today to set up your appointment!