ENDODONTICS (ROOT CANAL)
Why Choose an Endodontist
Endodontists are doctors specialists in saving teeth, their objective is to help you maintain your natural smile for a lifetime. Their advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies mean you get the highest quality care with the best result—saving your natural teeth!
When should I see an endodontist?
No one enjoys having work done on their teeth and some even delay their bi-annual cleanings out of fear or reluctance to visit the dentist. But when it comes to real tooth pain, it’s important to take care of it as soon as possible. You’ll feel better and likely save your tooth.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, have injured your tooth, it’s sensitive to hot or cold, and/or there is swelling around the teeth, gums or your face, make an appointment with an endodontist or pay a visit to your dentist, first.
Your dentist may refer you to an endodontist – an expert at saving teeth with two or more years of specialized training above and beyond dental school. Endodontists diagnose tooth pain and perform procedures relating to the inside of your teeth.
What procedures does an endodontist handle?
You may or may not be aware that endodontists perform root canal treatments, and they handle many other endodontic treatments and surgeries, address traumatic dental injuries, and place dental implants. The goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible, however an endodontist will look at all treatment options to determine the best course of action for your individual case.
What can I expect during my visit?
Depending upon how severe your pain is, an endodontist may be able to see you on short notice, even on a weekend, as it is common practice to accommodate emergency cases. Your endodontist will use state-of-the-art technologies such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics to diagnose and treat you. Come prepared with any questions so that you leave with an understanding of both the condition of your tooth and the prescribed treatment.