Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that diagnoses and treats damaged or infected tooth pulp. Pulp is a soft substance inside each of your teeth. It contains nerves and blood vessels that allow you to feel temperature sensations like hot and cold.
Endodontists, like those at NYCEndodontics, have special training that allows them to manage the complex causes of tooth pain. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and treatment techniques, they provide the best endodontic care available.
Yes. All endodontists are dentists, but less than 3% of dentists undergo the additional training required to receive endodontic certification.
Following traditional dental school, an endodontist completes at least two additional years of specialty training. That specialty training focuses on techniques that diagnose and treat tooth pain that affects the tooth pulp or tooth roots.
Endodontists are often called root canal dentists. They also specialize in diagnosing and treating more complex causes of tooth pain.
The team at NYCEndodontics offers a full suite of services, including:
You might also benefit from endodontic treatment if you develop a severe cavity or gum disease.
At NYCEndodontics, an endodontic appointment begins with a review of your oral health history, a discussion of your symptoms, and an oral exam. During the exam, your provider uses an oral microscope and X-rays to assess the condition of your tooth enamel, tooth pulp, and gums.
If they uncover any issues, like an infection or tooth damage, they develop a custom care plan that reduces the risk of additional issues while preserving your smile.
Endodontic treatments are safe and usually well-tolerated. The team at NYCEndodontics conducts all procedures with anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
Following treatment, you might experience some mild swelling and increased tooth sensitivity. Carefully adhere to your provider’s recovery instructions. Take any medication as prescribed, brush and floss more gently than usual, and avoid hard foods for at least 48 hours.
To learn more about the benefits of endodontics, make an appointment at NYCEndodontics by calling the office today or clicking the online scheduler.