Endodontics is the area of dentistry focusing on the inner parts of the tooth or the dental pulp. If you have a tooth infection, nerve damage, or a tooth abscess, you may need endodontic treatment.
At Dental Spa in Sanford, Florida, we can address all your dental problems with utmost care and efficiency.
An endodontist specializes in root canal treatments, focusing on complex tooth problems that primarily affect the tooth pulp. These dentists use advanced techniques to diagnose and treat causes of tooth pain, such as an infection (tooth abscess) and dental pulps along with root tissues.
After completing their training in dentistry, dentists spend another two to three years getting their endodontist specialty training. However, only 3% of dentists continue their education to become an endodontist.
Endodontists provide the following treatments:
A general dentist can give you a filling, place a crown, and treat gum disease with deep cleaning. However, if you are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, there could be a problem deep inside your tooth and you should see an endodontist.
If you suffer from facial trauma and have swelling around the teeth or gums, there could be damage to the teeth and their roots. In such cases, your general dentist may refer you to an endodontist.
To learn more about what endodontists do, schedule an appointment with Dr. Pittman by calling Dental Spa in Sanford, Florida, at (407) 330-3601, or visit 205 Towne Center Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771.