There are many different kinds of dentists out there. While you may regularly see your general family dentist for your routine checkups and professional dental cleanings, there are other dentists who specialize in specific procedures if you need any particular kind of work done. For example, if you happen to have an infected tooth root, then you will need to seek endodontic treatment. Your general dentist may be equipped to deal with a cavity, but our Westwood endodontist here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. can provide you with the expertise required to handle a root canal.
Root canal infections are often very painful. This is because the pulp at the root of the tooth is inflamed and infected, which can cause the nerve ending located there to flare up with pain. This means that your tooth probably hurts constantly, switching from flashing pain when applying or removing pressure on the tooth to a dull ache when you are not using your mouth. If you have any kind of tooth pain whatsoever, it is imperative that you meet with your dentist for a diagnosis. In some cases, tooth pain can simply be that from a cavity, which your dentist can treat you for, but in other cases your dentist might refer you to an endodontist instead. Here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. we can provide you with the complete care that you need to deal with infected root canals. This procedure will begin when you are administered the appropriate amount of anesthetic so that you are completely comfortable. First, any infected or inflamed tissue will be removed. Then, the infected root pulp and any decayed portions of tooth mass will also be removed. Once this is complete, the area left behind will be smoothed out and filled. If all goes well and the tooth heals properly, you may also be fitted with a dental crown to restore the tooth’s shape completely.
If you have any need of an endodontist or any kind of endodontic treatment, please call us here at Mid-County Endodontic Group P.A. to learn more about the services that we offer and to schedule your appointment with us today.