Endodontics

 

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.

 

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.

 

Common causes for the need of endodontic treatment:

  • Inflamed/infected tooth pulp

  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements

  • Tooth decay

  • Chipped or broken tooth

  • Blow to the tooth

  • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth

  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth

 

Please contact our office for an evaluation if you experience any of the symptoms above.