Endodontics is the discipline in dentistry focusing on saving teeth and helping you maintain your natural smile. Dentists practicing endodontics are experts in diagnosing and treating tooth pain as well as performing root canal treatments.
When the tooth’s nerve becomes inflamed or infected, either due to trauma or extensive decay, it is very likely that tooth will cause tremendous pain. In order to relieve the pain, the infected internal contents of the tooth need to be removed by performing a root canal treatment.
The goal of root canal treatment is to clean out and disinfect the internal dental pulp (arterioles, venules, nerves and tissues) space. This treatment will prevent the tooth from becoming re-infected. Generally root canal therapy can take two, three or multiple visits.
Common symptoms of tooth damage include:
- Abscessed Teeth
- Cracked Teeth
- Dislodged Teeth
- Knocked-Out Teeth
- Tooth Pain
- Discolored Tooth
Thomas Gonzales, DDS has been performing this procedure for over 40 years. Rest assured he has advanced training in the treatment of diseases and injuries to the dental pulp, root and surrounding tissues of the teeth.