Root Canals is a treatment that repairs the root of a tooth that develops an infection. As the first step, the inside of the tooth’s root canals is cleaned thoroughly to remove all bacteria and properly disinfected afterwards. Once the cleaning and preparation work has been done, it is then filled and sealed.
Who treats Root Canals and what is an Endodontist?
Endodontists specialize in diagnosing tooth pain particularly in the interior region of the tooth, the root canal. Endodontists must be certified as a dentist first before they can be endodontists. Over the statistics of all dentists, less than three percent of them are endodontists. The endodontist specialty is unique in the fact that it requires two or more years of education including training. Endodontists end up being the true saviors in teeth saving as they can save a damaged tooth entirely through endodontic treatment. We at Stonegate Dental are ecstatic to welcome our very own endodontist to our staff at Guelph Dental Office. On top of this new acquisition, we have a specialized endodontic microscope, technology available to Endodontic specialized clinics.
Should you see an Endodontist?
It is not uncommon for Guelph dentists to carry out root canal procedures but Endodontists have specialized techniques and modern state of the art technologies that make them the best and most ideal option for root canal treatments to protect teeth. The extra specialized two to three years of specialty program schooling put into their expertise allow endodontists to have advanced knowledge and experience with dealing with root canals that regular dentists simply cannot match. A dentist may complete on average 2 root canals per week, but endodontists will perform up to 25 in that span of time. For these reasons, Endodontists are the clear and ideal option for diagnosing and treating teeth that are damaged or diseased because of their advanced knowledge of diseases affecting dental pulp and specialized training.
Endodontists also have expertise in pain management and offer specialized services that ensure the patient is comfortable during procedures. They utilize their knowledge and expertise in anesthesia medications especially patients who have had problems experiencing numbness in the past. Endodontists make sure there that the procedure is smooth and comfortable and relieves patients of tooth pain after the treatment where the inflammation or infection heals.
Do you need an Endodontist
If you experience symptoms of tooth pain, it’s vital to see a dentist as soon as possible. Diagnosing these symptoms sooner will increase the chances that your tooth can be saved and let you experience relief sooner. If you experience tooth pain, swelling around the teeth or gums, or sensitivity to heat or cold, see a dentist immediately. This also includes any injury or sustained trauma to the face or mouth from physical activity or accidents. In these cases, dentists are likely to refer Endodontists to give you the best available care and treatment.
Endodontists and dentists work together collaboratively to make sure patients receive the highest quality care possible from both perspectives and expertises. Seeking specialized care will greatly improve the quality of care to make sure all your dental needs are fulfilled.
People will often feel nervous or worried about treatments and work done on their teeth, but frankly speaking there is no need to fear the root canals. Treatment and relief come hand and hand in dealing with discomfort. Endodontists approach the problem and relieve you of the main even on the same day you come in and get treatment. Delaying reporting of symptoms and treatment may ultimately create complications that lower the chances of preserving the tooth.
If you want to find out more about the new Endodontist on staff or the dental apparatus and equipment available in the office, contact Guelph Dental office today, and we’ll be happy to inform you!