Endodontics in Sanger



Endodontics in Sanger could save teeth that are severely damaged by infection, extensive tooth decay, injury, or another complicated dental issue. Endodontists are dental professionals who specialize in the treatment of teeth that have had root canals or other types of endodontic treatments. They play an important role in preserving your teeth through root canal therapy. Endodontists use a variety of techniques to clean and repair teeth, including local anesthesia and sometimes surgery.

Dr. Harjit S. Mann and his team are dedicated to your dental health. Dr. Mann has been performing general dentistry for over twenty years and is a respected member of ADA, CDA, and Fresno & Madera Dental Society.

The Difference Between General Dentists and Endodontists

While general dentists are trained to perform root canals and handle a variety of everyday cases like cleanings and fillings, endodontists are typically consulted for more challenging or complicated cases. Their additional training allows them to specialize and solve more intricate issues that may be beyond the scope of a general dentist.

Endodontists in Sanger perform root canal therapy for patients using specialized techniques and advanced precision equipment to ensure thorough cleaning and shaping of your root canals during the procedure, which is what makes the treatment a success and allows an endodontist to save teeth.

What Is a Root Canal and Why Do I Need One?

Root canal therapy can save a person’s teeth. When teeth are infected and damaged, there is a chance for tooth loss.

An endodontist treats infection or damage in pulp, the soft tissue at the tooth’s center that contains nerves and blood vessels necessary to nourish the tooth. Someone may require a root canal when they have one of the following conditions:

  • An injury
  • A deep cavity
  • A cracked or fractured tooth
  • Multiple dental procedures that disturbed the pulp

Tissues can become infected and cause pain and inflammation when these conditions are not treated. Waiting too long before getting a consultation for endodontics in Sanger can allow an abscess to form and cause tooth loss.

The Root Canal Procedure

Patients who come for an endodontic treatment at our Sanger practice will have the benefit of the latest technology and procedures to leave them with healthy teeth that last a lifetime.

First an endodontist will examine and take X-rays of a patient’s teeth to learn the severity of the infection and to better understand their individual root canal anatomy. The area around the problematic tooth will be numbed with local anesthesia to ensure the patient is comfortable during the procedure.

A tiny opening is made in the crown to access the pulp and root canals. Any infected or damaged pulp is taken out of the pulp chamber and each of the root canals. The inside of the root canal is then cleaned and re-shaped, removing any remaining bacteria and toxic debris. After cleaning, it is filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha and a sealant to prevent bacteria from re-entering the tooth.

For the last step, a crown is placed on the tooth to restore its strength and function.

Ask About Endodontics in Sanger Today

When you have a complex dental problem and need a more complicated treatment, consider endodontics in Sanger. Dr. Mann and his team are caring professionals who want you to have a happy and healthy smile.

To find out more or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mann and his team, call our office today.