Dr. Safina LeClair may recommend an endodontic treatment if you sustain tooth damage or your tooth becomes infected. This type of treatment works to restore your oral health while also preventing tooth extraction and preserving your natural teeth to promote better long-term oral health.

What Is Endodontics?

Endodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the health and treatment of the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the “heart” of the tooth – the innermost part that contains the sensitive nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue that keep your tooth alive, nourished and healthy. Endodontic treatment becomes necessary when this pulp is damaged, infected or inflamed as a result of trauma, deep decay, cracking or other factors. Endodontic care is designed to save your tooth from extraction and help you regain your oral health, function and smile.

Our Endodontic Services

Our experienced dentist and team offer a number of endodontic treatments to meet your needs, including:

Benefits of Endodontic Treatment

Endodontic treatment offers several key benefits:

  • Pain Relief: Endodontic treatment provides relief from the intense pain that often accompanies dental pulp infection or inflammation. The procedure addresses the underlying cause of the pain, eliminating it at its source.
  • Tooth Preservation: The primary goal of endodontic treatment is to save your natural tooth. This is important for maintaining your oral health, preserving your smile, and preventing the need for extraction.
  • Efficient Chewing: A treated tooth remains functional, allowing you to chew and bite normally. This helps maintain your diet and nutrition without restrictions.
  • Natural Appearance: After endodontic treatment, the tooth is typically restored with a crown or filling. This restoration blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing smile.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Opting for endodontic treatment can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to extraction followed by tooth replacement options like dental implants or bridges.
  • Prevention of Infection Spread: Infections within the dental pulp can potentially spread to other parts of your body. Endodontic treatment removes the infected tissue, preventing the infection from becoming more serious.
  • Improved Oral Health: By saving your natural tooth, endodontic treatment helps maintain the proper alignment of neighboring teeth and overall oral health.
  • Quick Procedure: With modern techniques and anesthesia, root canal procedures and other endodontic treatments are relatively quick and straightforward, usually completed in one or two appointments.
  • Reliable Success Rate: Endodontic treatments have a high success rate, with the treated tooth often lasting a lifetime with proper care.
  • Minimized Discomfort: Contrary to popular belief, modern endodontic procedures are not the painful experiences they are often thought to be. Advanced anesthesia and techniques ensure minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment

We invite you to call Audubon Dental today at 509-325-4227 to schedule a consultation with our dentist and learn more about endodontics in Spokane, Washington. We are dedicated to preserving your natural smile and keeping your teeth healthy and functional.