Endodontics

At Life-Centered Dentistry, we offer a variety of endodontic treatments.

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Root canals

What are root canals?

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focusing on the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding the roots of the teeth. Root canal treatment is a dental procedure to remove inflamed or infected pulp on the inside of the tooth, which is then carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth.

There’s no need to be worried if your dentist or endodontist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. (https://www.aae.org/)

There’s no need to be worried if your dentist or endodontist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. (https://www.aae.org/)

Who is a good candidate for a root canal?

Some of the dental issues that may make you a good candidate for endodontic procedures include the following:

  • Tooth decay
  • Infections in the pulp tissue
  • Tooth trauma or injuries
  • Tooth abscess
  • Cracked tooth

Schedule A Consultation

Whether you’re in need of a root canal, a dental implant, or another type of dental procedure, you can trust Dr. Ludwig and the whole team at Life-Centered Dentistry to take care of you and ensure you leave with a healthy and beautiful smile.

To schedule a consultation today at our Grand Rapids, MI office, call us at (616) 453-3111 or use our online contact form.