Central Endodontic Specialists, P.A. is a dental practice dedicated exclusively to endodontic care. Our team of experienced endodontic staff is led by endodontic specialist Dr. Dickson McGuire. If you would like additional information please don't hesitate to contact us at (512) 452-7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond promptly. Our website provides important information about our practice and procedures, inlcuding:
A root canal is a simple non-surgical procedure that can save your natural teeth, preventing the need for artificial tooth replacment. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels at the center of your tooth. A root canal is needed when the pulp becomes infected. Infection of the pulp can cause swelling, sensitivity, and pain in the teeth and gums. If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will likely refer you for non-surgical endodontic therapy. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia. Success for endodontic therapy occurs in about 90% of cases.
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Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, however, this will not be sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery is used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still cause pain in the tooth. Damaged tooth root surfaces and the surrounding jaw bone may also be treated with endodontic surgery. An apicoectomy or root-end resection is the most common surgery preformed to save damaged teeth.
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