Endodontics refers to the treatment of internal tooth structures. At Brighton Family Dental Group, Dr. Villani and Dr. Kondrat offer simple, one-visit root canals when appropriate. Modern root canal therapy is less invasive, more precise, more comfortable, and more effective than in years past.

When is a Root Canal Necessary?

Inside each tooth, a canal houses dental pulp, also called the tooth’s nerve. The pulp brings nutrients to the tooth, removes waste, and sustains life. If a deep cavity or fracture compromises the sealed canal, the pulp can become infected. As bacteria build up, pressure ensues, and you can develop a serious toothache. When the internal canal of a tooth is infected, the tooth can be extracted, or, in some cases, salvaged with root canal therapy.

What Does a Root Canal Entail?

To perform a root canal, the dentist will administer anesthetic to completely numb the affected tooth. Then he’ll use fine, precise tools to remove the infected pulp. A manmade substance is inserted into the tooth’s canal before a dental crown is secured on top. Without pulp, a tooth is no longer alive, but it can remain intact if free of infection.

Schedule a Visit at Brighton Family Dental Group

Located in Brighton, Mass., Brighton Family Dental Group features experienced dentists and an excellent range of in-office treatments for every member of your family who needs dental care. If you’d like to learn more, you can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Thomas Villani or Dr. Richard Kondrat by calling our office at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.