Endodontists specialize in treating the tissue, known as the pulp, found inside the tooth. These dentists have undergone an advanced postgraduate education to treat dental diseases and other endodontic-related problems.

This type of dental specialty is indispensable in treating diseases and infections found in the dental pulp. Endodontic dental procedures can help save your teeth and prevent the implantation of structures such as bridges and implants. Endodontists remove any inflamed and/or infected pulp by cleaning out your tooth’s canal system and then sealing the space.

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One of the most common procedures in endodontic dentistry is canal therapy. This type of dental treatment is vital to save teeth and prevent the necessity of bridges or dental implants.

Common causes for the need for treatment:

  • Inflamed or infected
  • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Blow to the tooth
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth

Contact us for an evaluation if you experience any of the symptoms above, and we will refer you to an endodontic specialist.