What is endodontics?
Endodontics refers to the dental specialization focused on treating problems that concern your dental pulp or the nerve tissues inside your mouth. Endodontic procedures are often used to repair infected, injured, or diseased teeth and help our patients at Concerned Dental to regain their natural smile without pain. Some of the most common endodontic treatment options we perform at Concerned Dental include root canal, retreatment of a root canal, and apicoectomy.
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What services can an endodontist provide?
An endodontist can provide a number of dental procedures involving the dental pulp and nerves of your mouth. Some of the many services an endodontist offers at Concerned Dental include:
Why are endodontic procedures needed?
Endodontic procedures are necessary anytime the soft tissues of your teeth become cracked, chipped, decayed, or infected. There are several signs and symptoms that indicate you may be a good candidate for an endodontic procedure at Concerned Dental. These include:
- Tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity to heat or cold
- Gum swelling
- Tooth discoloration
- Pain while chewing
- Tooth Swelling
If you experience any of the above symptoms of an endodontic condition, contact our team of providers at Concerned Dental.
What does an endodontic procedure involve?
Depending on the exact type of endodontic service you’re undergoing, the specifics of your procedure will vary. In general, you can expect the following before, during, and after your endodontic procedure:
- An endodontist prepares the tooth that needs repair by cleaning it and reshaping it.
- Any damaged tissues may be removed and a filling may be inserted to prevent infection.
- Any needed crowns or restorations are placed to protect the tooth.
- If needed, a post may used to hold the restoration in place.
- After the procedure, there may be some pain, which should heal properly with good oral hygiene.