When To See An Endodontist?
Most individuals are scared of getting any work done on their teeth. Some people even postpone their bi-annual cleanings due to their fear of visiting the dentist. However, when real tooth pain hits, it is nearly impossible to not rush to the dentist.
When you visit your dentist, they may refer you to an professional endodontist for the following reasons:
Pain and Sensitivity
An endodontist specializes in treating tooth pain and sensitivity that occurs when consuming hot or cold food or drinks.
Bacteria often seeps into the pulp of the tooth through small cracks that occur as a result of decay or injury, causing inflammation or bacterial infection. This problem is mostly treated by endodontists.
When your tooth gets dislodged or knocked out from its socket, an endodontist can put it back into place and stabilize it.
Chipped or Fractured Tooth
Endodontists are specialists that conduct well-executed root canals in case of a missing section of your tooth that exposes the pulp to bacteria.
What Procedures do Endodontists Handle?
Endodontists are experts at conducting root canal treatments among many other treatments. While a general dentist may only perform around two to three root canals a week, an endodontist performs an average of 25 root canals.
Besides various dental surgeries, endodontists also conduct dental implant placements and carry out treatments for traumatic dental injuries. Their main objective is to save your natural teeth. However, they will have a look at all the possible treatment options to determine the best course of action for your problem.
Why Choose an Endodontist?Endodontists receive extra training, so that they can learn specialized techniques to save your natural teeth.
They Have Advanced Education
In order to qualify as specialists, endodontists need to receive at least two to three years of additional education in an advanced program in endodontics after completing dental school.
They Have Specialized Expertise
Endodontists focus mainly on treatments involving dental pulp. They conduct an average of 25 root canal treatments a week. Endodontists don’t conduct cleanings and fillings. Instead, they take their time to diagnose and treat tooth pain. They are specialists in determining the cause of oral and facial pain.
They are Experts in Pain Management
Endodontists employ specialized techniques to make sure that patients are comfortable throughout their treatments. They ensure to treat you comfortably and relieve you of tooth pain after a root canal procedure.
At Carolina Mountain Endodontics, Dr. Ewing is proud to have specialized in the field of endodontics. Whether you’re experiencing pain, inflammation, or any other problems with your teeth, visit an endodontist at our clinic.