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Learning About Martha’s Vineyard Endodontics with Dr. Karen Gear

Martha’s Vineyard Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that is mainly concerned with disorders of the tooth pulp and any supporting structures. As a leading endodontist, Dr. Karen Gear is highly trained and skilled in performing complicated treatments such as roots canals. In order to become a licensed endodontist, Dr. Gear has completed the minimum two years of post-graduate training courses. Dr. Gear works with patients that cannot be treated by a general dentist to include patients with narrow or obstructed root canals as well as those with unusual tooth anatomy.

How Does Martha’s Vineyard Endodontics Work?

To understand how endodontics works, you must be familiar with the different parts of a tooth. A normal tooth contains several layers:

  • Enamel – This is a hard, protective layer that covers the surface of the tooth
  • Dentin – This is the underlying layer that supports the enamel
  • Pulp – This is the part of the tooth that Dr. Gear is concerned with

    The pulp is the soft tissue at the center of the tooth. It contains blood vessels that distribute oxygen and nutrients throughout the tooth. During a typical root canal procedure, Dr. Gear will remove the pulp from the tooth. The pulp is only necessary during the tooth’s development stage. Afterward, the tooth can receive any necessary nourishment from surrounding tissue.

Martha’s Vineyard Endodontics is always improving!

Dr. Gear uses the best and most up-to-date endodontics techniques and equipment available. This is what makes her the leading expert for endodontics. For more information about Martha’s Vineyard Endodontics, call the offices of Dr. Gear today and schedule your consultation.

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