General dentistry concerns itself with routine matters of the tooth, such as dental exams and cleanings, extractions, fluoride treatment, and proper dental hygiene. As such, your regular dentist works just fine if you have any of these needs. For more advanced issues, you’ll be better off seeing a specialist. One of the dental specialists that you’re likely to encounter is an endodontist. An endodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the diseases and care of the inside of the tooth or the tooth pulp.
Endodontics is a field of dentistry that aims to save a tooth by providing remedies for infections and inflammations affecting the inside of the tooth. The most popular dental procedure performed in endodontics is root canal treatment.
If you’re in Bethel, you can book your endodontics session at Rejuvenate Dental Arts.
A root canal treatment is an outpatient procedure that an endodontist performs while a patient is under anesthesia—local or general. During this treatment, the endodontist removes the diseased or infected pulp from the root canals. The disinfected root canals are then filled with gutta-percha or dental filling and sealed with dental cement. Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth, you may require dental crowns after a root canal treatment.
Besides root canal treatments, our endodontist in Bethel can perform a procedure to save a tooth that healed improperly after a root canal treatment. Give us a call today if you’re struggling with a botched root canal treatment, and we’ll save your tooth before it’s too late.
Our endodontist at Rejuvenate Dental Arts is also licensed to perform an apicoectomy. Apicoectomy is the surgical removal of a tooth’s roots. Removing the tips of a tooth’s root is sometimes necessary if infection recurs after a root canal treatment.
You’re probably wondering—why should you see an endodontist for a root canal treatment when a general dentist can perform the same procedure? The simple answer is that an endodontist has undergone additional training and is better placed to get to the root cause of dental pulp tissue problems, especially long-withstanding ones.
In some cases, a general dentist will refer you to an endodontist for further evaluation as an endodontist is armed with the right skills, experience, and expertise to diagnose and treat even the most complex dental pulp issues.
If you’re in Bethel, you can book an appointment with an endodontist by calling Rejuvenate Dental Arts today.