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Dr. Patrick Burke



What is Endodontics?

Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on the study and treatment of dental pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. The primary goal of endodontic treatment, commonly known as root canal therapy, is to save and preserve the natural tooth structure by removing infected or damaged pulp, cleaning the root canal system, and sealing it to prevent further infection.

Endodontists are dentists who have completed additional years of training in this field, enabling them to diagnose and treat complex cases involving tooth pain, dental trauma, and dental infections. Their expertise helps patients maintain their natural teeth and avoid extractions whenever possible



Endodontic Symptoms

Endodontic symptoms are the signs and discomforts that may indicate a problem with the dental pulp or the surrounding tissues, potentially requiring endodontic treatment. 

A patient may require endodontic treatment due to various dental issues, including:

Deep tooth decay

When decay reaches the dental pulp, it can cause infection and inflammation, necessitating endodontic treatment.

Cracked or fractured tooth

Damage to the tooth structure can expose the pulp to bacteria, leading to infection and the need for endodontic intervention.

Traumatic injury

Accidents or injuries that affect the tooth can cause damage to the pulp, even if there is no visible crack or chip.

Repeated dental procedures

Multiple treatments on the same tooth may weaken the tooth, potentially causing pulp damage and requiring endodontic care.

Deep tooth decay

When decay reaches the dental pulp, it can cause infection and inflammation, necessitating endodontic treatment.

Irreversible pulpitis

Inflammation of the dental pulp due to various reasons, such as long term tooth grinding or tooth wear, that cannot be reversed, may necessitate endodontic treatment.

Abscessed tooth

When decay reaches the dental pulp, it can cause infection and inflammation, necessitating endodontic treatment.


This rare condition occurs when the tooth’s structure is broken down and absorbed by the body, sometimes necessitating endodontic treatment to save the tooth.

In each of these cases, endodontic treatment aims to save the affected tooth, alleviate pain, and restore oral health.



Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure designed to save and preserve a damaged or infected tooth by addressing issues within its internal structure. When the dental pulp, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, becomes inflamed or infected due to decay, cracks, or trauma, root canal therapy is necessary to alleviate pain and prevent further complications. 

During the procedure, the endodontist carefully removes the affected pulp, cleans and disinfects the root canal system, and then fills and seals the space to prevent re-infection. Finally, your dentist uses a minimally invasive porcelain restoration, also known as an endolay, to rehabilitate the tooth’s function and appearance. Root canal therapy has a high success rate, allowing patients to maintain their natural teeth, contributing to better overall oral health, and preventing the need for more invasive procedures, such as tooth extractions and dental implants.

What we do

At Flatiron Family Dental, our highly skilled and experienced endodontist is dedicated to providing exceptional endodontic treatment to our patients using the most advanced technology and techniques. We understand the importance of preserving your natural teeth and relieving dental pain.

Our comfortable and welcoming environment helps put patients at ease during their visit. Trust Flatiron Family Dental for all your endodontic needs as we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes and restore the health of your smile.