Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy): The Secret To Saving Smiles

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on diseases and injuries of dental pulp, the soft tissues found inside every tooth. Otherwise known as root canal therapy, at Prisma Dental in San Jose, we know that this procedure can benefit your oral health by removing infection from a damaged tooth, alleviating pain, and preserving your smile.

What are the benefits of having a root canal performed?

Not only will you avoid tooth extraction, which can lead to shifting in nearby teeth, bone loss, and other serious dental complications, by having a root canal performed when necessary, you’ll maintain your ability to eat a variety of foods and keep your nutritional intake at optimal levels.

You’ll also be able to bite cleanly and confidently, speak clearly and without pain, and laugh and smile with confidence.

Why would someone need a root canal?

There are a variety of factors that can contribute to a patient requiring a root canal procedure, including deep decay that’s left untreated. Tooth fractures can also allow bacteria in the mouth to reach dental pulp, and an injury that causes the tooth nerve to die can also necessitate a root canal treatment.

What symptoms are associated with the need for root canal therapy?


Along with severe pain when chewing and sensitivities to hot and cold temperatures, your gums may start to feel sore and look discolored. A small bump that resembles a pimple may also develop on your gums as a result of infection.

At Prisma Dental, we’re here to remove tooth pain quickly and permanently while prioritizing the integrity of your tooth. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above or have any questions related to root canal therapy and whether it may be right for you, call us today!

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  • Remove pain from an injured or infected tooth
  • Avoid tooth extraction
  • Protect neighboring teeth from infection
  • Prevent damage to your jawbone
  • Maintain your smile!

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