North Shore Endodontics

North Shore Endodontics in Downtown Vancouver

An endodontist, commonly referred to as a ‘root canal specialist’, is a dentist who treats inflammation and disease of the tooth pulp, including infections in the jawbone caused by such disease. The pulp consists of blood vessels and nerves that are located inside a tooth; that is, inside the canals which exist within a tooth’s roots (see diagram below). Not many years ago, these teeth were extracted. Today, with modern dental techniques and root canal therapy, most of these teeth can be saved available at North Shore Endodontics in Downtown Vancouver.

Root canal treatment is generally necessary when the pulp has been irreversibly damaged by bacteria associated with decay, very deep fillings, cracks, or trauma. In order to preserve a tooth in which this has occurred, it is necessary to remove the inflamed or infected pulp tissue. This procedure is known as ‘a root canal’ or ‘endodontic therapy’, which can bew done at North Shore Endodontics in Downtown Vancouver.