Endodontics Tupelo MS
Thank you for your interest in Northeast Endodontics. We are specialist members of the American Association of Endodontists, as well as being one of the few practices in the nation board-certified by the American Board of Endodontics. We look forward to being of service to you. Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialists, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations.
We hope that the information provided here answers many of your questions about endodontic treatment. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Tupelo Office Phone Number 662-840-4422.
What Is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognised by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the pulp (root canal) and surrounding tissues of the tooth.
When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin, the inside channel or “root canal” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves.
Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, an endodontist removes the diseased pulp to save the tooth and prevent further infection and inflammation. After successful endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform normally.