If you happen to be experiencing any kind of oral pain, then you absolutely need to see a dentist as soon as you can in order to assess the situation. Sometimes mild pains or sensations of discomfort can be attributed to cases of sensitivity or other isolated incidences, but if you have a persistent pain then you may have dental decay or even an infected root canal. Here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. our resident Westwood endodontist can provide you with any care that you need, especially if you end up needing endodontic treatment.
There are several things that separate an endodontist from a general dentist. An endodontist is also a dentist, but is a dentist that specializes in a specific area of dental medicine. For the most part, endodontists have about two more years experience with root canal procedures than a general dentist, so if you need any oral surgery or root canal treatment then you may likely be referred to an endodontist. A root canal infection can be quite painful, and more so than a regular run-of-the-mill cavity or other such issue. A root canal infection often means that decay has infected the root pulp of the affected tooth. In the root pulp, you will find a nerve ending, and when this nerve ending is agitated, often due to infection, the pain can be excruciating and persistent. Cavities and root canal infections tend to share the same symptoms, but a root canal infection often yields symptoms that are much worse and more painful. Here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. our Westwood endodontist can examine your tooth, determine whether you need root canal therapy and can perform the procedure as needed.
When it comes to endodontic treatment, the necessary procedures are often more intensive than those needed for cavities and the like. When treating an infected root canal, our Westwood endodontist will need to remove the infected root pulp as well as the nerve ending in order to resolve the issue and alleviate your pain. If you believe that you may have a root canal infection or if you have been referred by a dentist, call us here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. to schedule your appointment for treatment today.