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Endodontics: The Facts and Figures Behind Our Success

November 29, 2023

If you’ve been referred to our endodontist at Foundation Endodontics to relieve the pain you’re experiencing from a tooth or teeth, rest assured that you’re in the hands of the best trained, most experienced dental professional to deliver comfort while saving your tooth whenever possible. If it’s your first time visiting an endodontist, we’d like to provide insight about why our specialty has become so trusted and successful.

Why visit an endodontist rather than your family dentist? Because endodontists not only complete dental school, but then undergo years of rigorous additional training in our specialty, which focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the soft tissue inside the tooth known as the pulp. The pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels that nourish our teeth and produce sensation. An infection or other damage to the pulp can be extremely painful, and although your first reaction may be to want to have the tooth extracted, we have different ideas. 

The root canal treatment we specialize in is one of the most successful dental procedures, and in fact there are an estimated 40,000 root canals performed every day in the U.S., according to the American Association of Endodontists. More than 95 percent of all root canals result in successfully saving the tooth. And yet the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling from your dentist, thanks to the state-of-the-art techniques and anesthesia at our disposal. 

Root canals can not only rescue an infected and inflamed tooth, it can prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth and potentially even into the bloodstream. 

At our practice at Foundation Endodontics, we firmly believe that our natural teeth are worth saving whenever possible. Sure, there are replacement options, but nothing looks, feels and functions like the original equipment. Our treatments are safe, comfortable, and highly successful. Please contact us today for an appointment.