Endodontics and the Nerves of Teeth
Dr. Andy Kehmeier is an expert in the field of endodontics–a dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. A root canal—a dental procedure that helps save teeth—is one of the most common procedures in this area of dental specialty. When a tooth becomes infected generally it is related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. In order to address infection, the infected nerves need to be removed. Left untreated, infection can evolve into an abscess which in turn, can lead to bone loss.
With proper care, most teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last as long as other natural teeth. Root canals performed by endodontic specialists, like Dr. Kehmeier, have a 95% success rate.