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Why might Gulfport, MS patients need endodontics therapy?

When a Gulfport, MS dentist suggests endodontics therapy, it may be for a variety of reasons. Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, is often associated with pain and discomfort. However, patients undergoing endodontic therapy are doing so in order to relieve pain and save the tooth.

Root canals can be done to save a tooth before it requires extraction. This may be due to the inflammation or infection of the dental pulp, which is the area of soft tissues, blood supply, and nerves that are housed in the center of a tooth. This is what keeps the tooth alive and gives it feeling. When this area has been infected, it can become painful, and the dental pulp must be removed to address the discomfort patients feel when this occurs. To do so, endodontic therapy is necessary.

Faulty crowns, infection, deep cavities, trauma, and abscesses are the most common reasons patients may need to have root canal therapy completed. Patients visiting the team at Gulf Coast Dental Center will receive an examination to determine if the treatment is necessary. Small cavities causing pain may be addressed with fillings, while more severe cavities may require endodontic treatment.

During this treatment, the dentist reaches the innermost area of the tooth to access the dental pulp and remove it. Then, the area is filled and sealed. This is done under local anesthetics and sedation when necessary so patients are comfortable before and during their dental procedure.

Are you in the Gulfport area and seeking a quality dental team to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile for life? Are you ready to enjoy comprehensive dental care with a group of professionals who are concerned for your wellbeing and the functionality of your smile? Are you looking for a Gulfport area dental facility that incorporates state-of-the-art equipment to provide high quality care? If so, contact the Gulf Coast Dental Center today to schedule your initial visit and find out if endodontics therapy or any other treatment can help in improving the appearance and health of your smile!
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