What Do Endodontists Do for Patients?

What Do Endodontists Do for Patients?

Posted by Dr.Pittman on Feb 16 2022, 03:50 AM

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.

What Do Endodontists Do?

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. 

What Treatments Do Endodontists Provide?

Endodontists provide the following treatments: 

  • Root Canal:This is an effective treatment to save the tooth from extraction. A root canal is needed when the pulp deep inside the tooth becomes infected, causing pain. 
  • Endodontic Retreatment: This treatment removes and replaces the materials used in a previous root canal treatment that did not heal properly. 
  • Tooth Fractures:Tooth fractures can usually be fixed with fillings or bonding. However, in some cases, when the fracture is bigger and causes damage to the roots and nerves, this can cause severe pain and sensitivity. In such cases, patients are referred to an endodontist.
  • Tooth Extraction: When your dental tissues are severely damaged and it becomes difficult to save them, endodontists perform a tooth extraction and pull the damaged tooth out.

When to See an Endodontist?

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.

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