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What Exactly Does Endontics Mean?

Sometimes it feels like you need to go to dental school just to understand all of the complex language use in this profession. At King Dental, we welcome your questions and look forward to demystifying dental lingo so that you have a better grasp on your treatment and what it means.

What Is Endodontics?

The Greeks gave us many of the definitions used in dentistry and medicine today. The Greek word “endo” means inside and “odont” means tooth. In English, it means you need root canal evaluation to determine if you have an infection inside your tooth’s canal that houses your nerve. Typically, the first signs that something is wrong include swelling and pain.

While root canal therapy is considered one of the most dreaded treatments in dentistry because patients associate it with pain, root canal treatment actually resolves pain and allows healing to begin. Endodontics in our Huntsville, AL dental office should feel no different than having a filling. Dr. King is experienced in endodontics and takes patient comfort seriously. Chances are, you will begin feeling better right away once you receive the proper treatment.

Why Save an Infected Tooth?

Many patients wonder why we go through such efforts to save a single tooth.

Losing a tooth actually begins a negative chain reaction that can include bone loss, a misaligned bite, additional tooth loss, and the social repercussions of gaps in your smile. Saving your natural teeth is often the most economic and healthy way to protect your oral health.

Endodontics with your Experienced Huntsville Dentist

With an experienced dentist like Dr. King, root canal therapy is simple and stress-free. He uses the latest technology and years of experience to make sure that you feel like yourself again and experience minimal discomfort.

Whether you call it a root canal or endodontics, call our Huntsville, AL dental office at the first sign that something is wrong and we will get you the help you need.

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