When to Visit an Endodontics Specialist

Posted on: June 16, 2018

An endodontics specialist or endodontist can help you maintain a beautiful and strong smile for life. If you have a tooth on the verge of dying or falling out, this type of specialist can treat it. While eliminating discomfort is most likely your primary reason for visiting for treatment, an endodontist can also help you keep your natural teeth by removing the infection and keeping your tooth intact.

Why Choose a Specialist?

A dentist who specializes in endodontics has the main focus of repairing the pulp and roots of a tooth. An endodontist is also well-versed in relieving severe tooth pain, eliminating infection and saving the natural teeth. An endodontist also completes additional clinical training and education after dental school to accurately diagnose, treat and repair the causes of tooth pain stemming from the pulp and roots of a tooth.

This education includes detailed experience in performing root canal therapy. While a regular dentist performs two to three root canal treatments a week, an endodontist usually performs at least 25 root canal treatments a week; often many more. Since they are so accustomed to performing root canal treatments, endodontists offer higher success rates for healing and a more efficient procedure time.

If you are experiencing discomfort in relation to your tooth or teeth, visiting us for treatment can be an efficient route to determining what the problem is and how to fix it. If your dentist recommends visiting someone who specializes in endodontics, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

What You Need to Know About Root Canal Therapy

If you have a diseased or infected tooth, endodontics can help save it. During a root canal therapy, we will remove the infected tissues within the dental pulp (tissue and blood vessels that nurture the tooth) and the roots. We then treat the root canals with antiseptic and antibacterial solutions that will prevent infection spread. We will replace this tissue with gutta-percha (a rubber-like substance) that will help stabilize and seal the tooth.

After this, a crown will be replaced by your general dentist. It will need to be extracted. Our office doesn’t extract or do crowns. Doctor Sedaghat only does root canals. You may receive prescribed antibiotics following your treatment to ensure the infection does not return. Most people have the misconception that endodontics treatment, known as a root canal, is a painful procedure. This misinformation causes people to avoid treatment and cause themselves more discomfort.

If an infected tooth is not treated, it will eventually fall out and most likely infect your gums or nearby teeth in the process. If your tooth does not fall out by itself, we will need to extract it in order to prevent more discomfort. If you are apprehensive about visiting for treatment, know that root canal therapy will alleviate discomfort and heal your smile.

Request an appointment in our Great Neck dentist office here: https://www.ddsendo.com.


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