When you see your dentist for an oral health issue, they may recommend you see an endodontist as well. An endodontist is a dental specialist that repairs tissue inside your teeth. Depending on your concern, an endodontist can examine the inner workings of your teeth and perform procedures to renew your confidence in your smile. At Rockland Dental Specialists, our endodontists treat every case with the utmost care and respect so you feel safe and comfortable.
Our New York team has over 24 years of combined experience, so you always know you are in capable hands. Our compassionate specialists understand the dentist can be a daunting place, but we strive to give you a stress-free experience and put your health and well-being first at all times. Furthermore, we believe communication is key, so we can let you know what type of specialist you need to see based on your unique needs.
What Is an Endodontist?
An endodontist is a type of dentist specializing in the nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues inside the teeth, otherwise known as dental pulp. Endodontists use advanced techniques and technology to treat concerns and relieve pain while keeping the natural tooth intact if possible. Therefore, if you have tooth pain, an endodontist can diagnose and treat the issue.
These specialists receive extensive training beyond dental school to perform procedures like the following:
- Root canals
- Endodontic surgery
- Emergency Apicoectomy treatment
- Endodontic retreatment
While all endodontists are dentists, less than 3% of dentists receive the required training to be an endodontist. This training allows them to identify any internal issues with the teeth and develop treatment plans catered to your specific circumstances.
4 Reasons to See an Endodontist
Endodontists primarily treat issues related to the pulp and root of the teeth. If you have any of the following dental conditions, you may need to see an endodontist:
Tooth decay occurs when plaque produces acid and breaks down the teeth. This may be the result of receding gums or of eating or drinking large amounts of sugary or starchy foods and beverages. An endodontist can diagnose this issue and perform procedures to repair it.
An infection from an untreated cavity, injury, or old dental work can cause a pocket of pus to form in the tooth. This is known as an abscess, and an endodontist can treat it by performing a root canal and prescribing antibiotics.
If you leave a cracked tooth untreated, bacteria can get inside and cause damage that requires an endodontist’s care and attention. Depending on the severity of the issue, an endodontist may treat the cracked tooth with a root canal or extraction and dental implant.
If you were in a car accident or fell on your mouth or jaw, you may need to see an endodontist to repair any damage. Our specialists can identify and treat any trauma done to your teeth to improve the functionality of your teeth.
Schedule a Consultation With a Skilled Professional at Rockland Dental Specialists in New York
Whether you have suffered dental trauma, cracked a tooth, or experienced tooth pain, you may need to see an endodontist to help you develop a plan tailored to your needs. This type of specialist works exclusively on tooth pulp, so they have extensive knowledge about conditions that impact the teeth and treatments that repair them. At Rockland Dental Specialists, our New York team has over 24 years of collective experience working on all types of dental issues.
Regardless of your condition, we work with you to restore your confidence in your smile and put your health and safety first. Your comfort is always our top priority, so we designed our facilities to give you a calm, stress-free experience. Our compassionate staff supports you before, during, and after your treatment so you never have to go through it alone. To schedule a consultation, call (845) 400-9205 or fill out our contact form.