Everyone should see their dentist for a check up every six months, your dentist is responsible for helping preserve the external health of your teeth and gums. During these check ups, patients will receive a comprehensive cleaning to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, there will be times where patients will be at risk of losing a tooth or teeth, these patients will need to see an endodontist. Endodontists are specialists who in care for the interior of the teeth and gums.
Why Should You You See an Endodontist?
General dentists will focus on the health of the exterior part of teeth and gums, endodontists concentrate on the interior. If you are suffering from trauma or tooth decay which has damaged the inside of your teeth, you will need to see an endodontist. You should make an appointment with your endodontist even if you think a tooth is beyond saving, you will be amazed at what we can do!
What Procedures Do Endodontists Perform?
We have all heard about root canals, they are one of the most common dental treatments performed. Root canals are performed by an endodontist. The idea of a root canal procedure can seem painful but with advances in technology and treatment procedures, an experienced endodontist can ensure the treatment will be pain free.
Other common procedures that endodontists perform include the following:
Endodontic Retreatment – In the rare instance where a root canal is unsuccessful in salvaging a tooth, your endodontist will perform endodontic retreatment to save the tooth.
Dental Trauma Surgery – If you have suffered severe damage to your teeth through a traumatic injury, your endodontist can carry out dental trauma surgery to restore your smile.
Dental Implants – You can see your endodontist for implants if you have missing teeth and would like to replace them. Due to advanced materials and techniques, dental implants blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. If you are committed to an excellent oral hygiene routine, implants will last a lifetime.
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