Philadelphia EndodontistEndodontists are dental specialists who have received advanced postgraduate education in order to treat soft tissue, known as pulp, found inside the tooth. This specialized training is required for the treatment of a number of dental pulp diseases and other endodontic-related problems. When necessary, Endodontic dental procedures help to save your natural teeth, and thereby avoid the implantation of structures such as bridges and implants. In these sorts of procedures, an Endodontist will first remove any inflamed or infected pulp by cleaning out the canal system of your tooth. Afterwords, they will reseal the space they have opened up in order to access the pulp.
One of the most common and widely known procedures in endodontic dentistry is Root Canal Therapy. Contrary to popular belief, modern Root Canal Therapy procedures generally involve no more pain than a normal filling. Furthermore, this type of dental treatment cannot be disposed of in the process of saving teeth, and preventing the necessity of bridges or dental implants.
Here are some common causes for the need of endodontic treatment: • Inflamed/infected tooth pulp • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold • Tooth decay • Chipped or broken tooth • Blow to the tooth • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth
Please contact our office for an evaluation if you experience any of the symptoms above. If endodontic treatment is necessary, we will refer you to an endodontic specialist.
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