What do Endodontists do? They are experts at saving teeth!

What do Endodontists do? They are experts at saving teeth!

Posted by Dr. V on Dec 10 2021, 05:49 AM

Have you ever experienced severe pain or sensitivity in your teeth? There is a good chance that you have a root canal infection resulting from a deep cavity that has reached the tooth nerve. In such situations, a normal dental filling may not be able to stop the pain, eliminate the infection, and resolve the underlying issue. Instead, the patient may need immediate endodontic treatment to eliminate the infection and treat the tooth before the cavity causes more considerable damage to your nerves, teeth, and gums. 

In such situations, we recommend you to reach out for endodontic treatment by an endodontist immediately. 

Who Is An Endodontist?

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in treating problems like pain, disease, and infection of the teeth. They receive additional training and use specialized techniques and superior technologies that enable them to diagnose and treat tooth pain and perform root canals to save an infected or decayed tooth.

How Are Endodontists Different From Other Dentists?

Every endodontist is a dentist, but the difference is that endodontists receive additional education, training, and expertise in handling equipment to treat root canal infections and other dental pains.

Here are a few facts about endodontists.

  • Endodontists have advanced education and expertise in endodontics, the treatment of diseases of the dental pulp.
  • Endodontists have expertise in pain management and work with specialized techniques and anesthesia to make dental procedures less painful and relaxing for the patient.
  • Endodontists use cutting-edge technologies and equipment like digital radiographers, 3-D imaging, rubber dams, etc., to make dental treatments more successful and comfortable for the patient. 

What Treatments do Endodontists Perform?

An endodontist is specialized in treating tooth problems connected to the tooth root and pulp and diagnosing the toothache and its root cause. The major treatments provided by an endodontist are as follows:

  • Root Canal

A root canal treatment involves removing the damaged or infected dental pulp, cleaning the interior of the tooth, and sealing it with the medicated filling material. A root canal procedure is performed by an endodontist to repair or save a severely damaged or decayed tooth. 

  • Treatment of Traumatic Injury

When a tooth suffers an external trauma or blows to the mouth, the pulp can get damaged. An endodontist has expertise in treating the traumatic injuries of the tooth's pulp. 

In the case of small children, dental injuries can lead to pulp damage and cause stunting of tooth growth. An endodontist can help by stimulating the root to grow bone at the end of the root by a procedure called apexification that will save the teeth.  

If you think you suffer from a root canal infection, schedule an appointment with Dr. V of Northeast Dental Associates by calling us at (832) 818-8132 or visit our office at 19411 Mckay Drive, Suite 150, Humble, TX 77338.

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