Beverly Hills Endodontist | Clark A. Martin, D.M.D. | 90210
Endodontics is the speciality in dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp. "Endo" is the Greek word for "inside" and "odont" is Greek for "tooth." To understand how endodontics works, it helps to understand a little bit about the anatomy of the inside of the tooth. There is a space inside the tooth called the "dental pulp" that contains nerves and blood vessels. The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the root. The dental pulp is important for the growth and development of the tooth. However, once the tooth is fully mature, the pulp is not necessary for the tooth to function because the tooth can still be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. Therefore, we are able to remove the dental pulp and still maintain the tooth inside the mouth.
"Root canal therapy" is a term we sometimes use in place of the word "endodontics." It is one of the most common dental procedures performed. It is a simple treatment that can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for a more complicated bridge or dental implant. Root canal therapy is necessary when the dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected. It involves removing the inflamed or infected pulp tissue, cleaning out the root canal, and sealing up the area to prevent further infection by saliva or bacteria.
Whatever your Endodontic needs, we promise to provide you with exceptional care. Below are just some of the many procedures and services we regularly provide to our patients.
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