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Endodontic treatment is a specific need that patients might encounter when they experience pain and discomfort within a tooth. Endodontic therapy is more commonly referred to as root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is a common treatment that is done with proper anesthetics and sedation for patient comfort and can save a tooth from extraction. Drs. Todd S. Adams and Derek H. Tang of Sunnyvale, California are dentists who proudly offer endodontic treatment without a referral to an endodontic specialist.

What is nonsurgical endodontic treatment?

Non-surgical endodontic treatment is a procedure during which the dentist will access the inner areas of a tooth to remove the mass of tissues inside known as the dental pulp. This pulp includes the blood supply to the tooth and the nerves that offer the sensation of pain. Once removed, the area is disinfected, and the dentist fills and seals the tooth. Because endodontic treatment can sometimes cause a tooth to become weak and brittle with time, the dentist almost always places a dental crown as well.

Who is a candidate for endodontic treatment?

During an evaluation, a dentist may find that a patient has a specific tooth that has become problematic. In situations such as this, dental x-rays are often completed to get a better idea of what is going on inside of the tooth. This might indicate that the tooth may benefit from endodontic therapy in many situations. Otherwise, without endodontic treatment, patients may face the idea of having a tooth extracted.

Why choose endodontic treatment?

  • Performed by a dentist without a referral
  • Saves a tooth from requiring extraction
  • Addresses pain and discomfort that might be bothering a patient
  • Allows the tooth to remain in the dental arch to maintain oral health and functionality of the smile

Endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning with Sunnyvale, California area dentists

Drs. Todd S. Adams and Derek H. Tang are pleased to provide patients with a wide selection of services for their smile, including endodontic treatment when problems arise. We invite you to call our facility at (408) 355-9292 to discuss your needs with our team of professionals.