Tooth Decay Prevention
At East Mountain Dental, we are here to treat your oral ailments as well as prevent them from happening in the future. Not only do we have a quality dentist we have great general dentists who are specially trained in saving your teeth from being taken down by tooth decay. They are called endodontists…
What is an Endodontist?
An endodontist is a specialist in the area of soft tissue inside the tooth. Endodontists, who perform root canals, receive advanced education after graduating from dental school and typically only deal with endodontic-related problems. It’s also important to note that endodontists are dentists that just have some additional training in some specialized techniques that can help heal a diseased tooth or care for a traumatic dental injury.
What Can Endodontists Do?
Endodontists can perform procedures involving your gums, jaw, and teeth. They’re most known for root canal therapy (which is a type of endodontic therapy). In order to become an endodontist and participate in endodontic procedures, you must pass a rigorous exam given by the American Association of Endodontists. These truly are the best kind of dental specialists.
A common misconception is that a root canal is an uncomfortable procedure.
Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal discomfort. Tooth pain is no fun and a root canal treatment could be just what you need to save your natural teeth and rid yourself of the discomfort you’ve been experiencing.
How Do I Know If I Need Endodontic Treatment?
Common causes for the need for endodontic treatment are inflamed or infected tooth pulp, severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements, tooth decay, chipped or broken teeth, and swelling or tenderness.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please give us a call today. We have the advanced technology and the kind of professionally trained staff that could help rid you of the oral pain you’re currently living with. It’s time to start living your life without the discomfort your teeth are bringing you!