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Does One of Your Teeth Ache? You May Need an Endodontist.

September 28, 2023

The pain may appear abruptly. Or, it can develop for a few days or weeks. But however long the pain takes to present itself to the point of concern, it just won’t go away. It’s the type of discomfort that makes using that tooth to eat and drink a hardship. The soreness may even reach across to other areas of your face. 

Anyone seeking exceptional quality endodontic care needn’t look further than the office of Foundation Endodontics. We provide a comprehensive range of advanced dental services—from the essentials in preventive care, to the foremost emergency, restorative and cosmetic treatments.

Though all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent are endodontists. They’re specialists because they completed two or more years of training after dental school. Their extra education focuses on diagnosing tooth pain, giving root canal treatments and performing other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth.

Root canal therapy is a straightforward procedure that relieves dental pain and saves a tooth whose roots are highly inflamed or infected. During treatment, an endodontist removes the pulp of the tooth and then cleans, disinfects and shapes the root’s canals. He then puts in a permanent filling to seal the space. The procedure may sound somewhat disconcerting, but rest assured that you’ll be given plenty of the local anesthetic Novocain. 

These are some indications that you may need endodontic care: 

  • Severe tooth pain while chewing or applying pressure.
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, even after the heat or cold has been removed.
  • Darkening of the tooth.
  • Swelling and tenderness in nearby teeth and/or gums or in the face.

The office of Foundation Endodontics is committed to your oral health. We employ the most advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities to determine the precise course of care and provide the best solutions. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care to patients of all ages. For more information about our endodontic services, please don’t hesitate to call us today.