Cavities can usually be handled with a routine filling performed by a dentist. This is usually when the decay is not too great and has not entered the root of a tooth. However, root canals often become necessary when there is tooth pain involved from the cavity.
The core of the tooth contains the dental pulp, which consists of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When they become infected you will experience severe tooth pain. When this occurs a root canal is required to remove the pulp. The root canal will prevent further infection but also fortify the tooth.
Endodontists are specialists in performing root canals. The name Endodontics comes from the Greek words endo meaning “inside” and odont meaning “tooth’. Dr. J.D. Simonton and Dr. Jared Vislisel have advanced training in root canal treatment. They work with state-of-the-art equipment such as the operating microscope and digital imaging that general dentists don’t have. They can treat you quickly and comfortably. To put it simply, they are experts at saving your natural teeth.