How Painful Is an Endodontic Treatment?
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in problems with the pulp or root of your teeth. They are specialists, and in many cases your general dentist will refer you to an endodontist to treat pain or issues with the inside of your tooth. Endodontists can save your teeth if they have been damaged or cracked, and specialize in treating tooth pain.
Knowing when to see an endodontist is important. If you have any pain, or may have had an injury to a tooth, an endodontist can help you. Root canal therapy is a common treatment, and endodontists have special training in root canal therapy using advanced technology. Endodontists must receive two additional years of training beyond dental school.
Common Endodontic Procedures
- Root canal therapy
- Endodontic retreatment
- Endodontic surgery
- Treatment for dental injuries
- Dental implants
If you have been recommended for an endodontic procedure you may be wondering how painful the procedure will be. Endodontists specialize in pain management, and local anesthesia is used to help keep patients relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. After an endodontic procedure patients may experience mild to moderate pain or soreness in the area. This should subside as your body heals.
If you experience pain that does not go away, or extreme sensitivity to hot or cold after your endodontic procedure, we encourage you to call our office right away. Our team is always available to help patients, and we do our best to have you seen as soon as possible. Keeping our patients healthy and pain free is important and your oral health is our priority.
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Article originally appeared at: https://www.oralsurgeryteam.com/
Author: Orange County Centers for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants