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Questions about tooth pain relief? Ask our endodontist

February 28, 2023

If you have been experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity or have injured one or more teeth, perhaps you’re wondering which dental specialist to see. Or perhaps your dentist has referred you to our endodontist at Foundation Endodontics for treatment. If you have never had occasion to visit an endodontist, we’d like to explain what we do and answer some of the most common questions patients often ask.

First, did you know that endodontists possess specialized skills that only three percent of all practicing dentists can claim? We’ve obtained these skills thanks to additional training beyond dental school focusing on diagnosing and treating pain that’s occurring deep inside the tooth. 

Second, keep in mind that our endodontist is uniquely qualified to not only get to the root of what’s causing your discomfort, but to save that irreplaceable natural tooth whenever possible. Although there are a variety of replacements available, let’s face it: Nothing looks, fits and feels as comfortable as the original equipment! 

You’ve likely heard of our most commonly used and effective treatment, the root canal procedure, but did you know that state-of-the-art advances in our specialty have made this treatment no more uncomfortable than having your dentist put in a filling? Improvements in technology and anesthesia have driven outdated myths about root canal into the rearview mirror.

Are you wondering about what exactly we do during a root canal? It's all about going below the surface of the tooth to eliminate inflammation and infection occurring deep inside the highly sensitive pulp. A mature tooth no longer requires this soft tissue to stay healthy, so there’s no downside to removing it 

If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold drinks or food, or have suffered an injury to one or more teeth, our endodontist at Foundation Endodontics can provide effective relief and often save that precious tooth in the process! If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.