Endodontics – Saving Teeth through Root Canals
Have you ever heard the word endodontics? It’s alright if you haven’t. Today we are going to be learning about what an endodontist is and how they can help give you a diagnosis and treatment for your tooth pain.
Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?
There can be many reasons for tooth pain. It could be a cavity, gum disease, or it could be a tooth infection. A tooth can become infected due to traumatic dental injuries, a tooth crack, or because your tooth has been worn down by decay or teeth grinding. No matter what you believe the reason is for your tooth pain, it’s always a good idea to get to a general dentist and ask some questions about what might be causing it.
What Are Endodontists?
Endodontists are specialists in diagnosing and treating infected dental pulp. Dental pulp is found in the inside of your natural teeth and can sometimes become infected. Root canal therapy is a common form of endodontic treatment. Endodontists are dentists that have had additional training around endodontic procedures and endodontic therapy. The American Association of Endodontists helps to ensure that endodontists are properly trained in specialized techniques that can help heal your teeth of pain.
What Kind of Endodontic Treatments Are There?
The most well known endodontic procedure is the root canal treatment. It consists of removing the infected part of the tooth, cleaning it, and filling it back in with strong materials that can save the tooth from dying or becoming more infected. It can help improve your life by saving your natural tooth and removing unnecessary dental pain from your life!
If you have been experiencing tooth pain, it’s time to take action! Come into Broadway Dental or give us a phone call to ask about how we can help you live a more pain-free life.