Endodontics: Your Quick Guide to Endodontic Treatments and Procedures

Endodontics: Your Quick Guide to Endodontic Treatments and Procedures

Posted by Bay Smile Design on Sep 3 2021, 02:12 AM

Endodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with the dental pulp inside the tooth and the tissues surrounding it. The term originates from the Greek word “endo” meaning “inside” and “odont” meaning “tooth”.

At Bay Smile Design in Sunnyvale, California, our expert trio made up of Dr. Richard Lee, Dr. Katarina Tu, and Dr. Joan Chung specializes in offering general and restorative procedures for kids and adults, including endodontic treatments.

Read on to learn more about what an endodontist does and when you should visit one. 

What Do Endodontists Do?

Endodontists receive two years of specialized education focusing on all aspects related to the dental pulp. They are also referred to as root canal specialists since they perform a higher number of root canal procedures than general dentists. 

Some of the most common procedures endodontists perform are:

  • Tooth Extraction Surgery:pulling out a tooth when the supporting tissues are too damaged to repair.
  • Endodontic Treatments:removing or replacing materials used during prior root canal treatments.
  • Emergency Dental Surgery:the treatment of a tooth after severe tooth infections and other dental injuries.
  • Dental Implant Surgery:replacing the tooth root with titanium implants to facilitate crowns, bridges, and other dental prosthetics.

When Should You Visit an Endodontist?

Visiting our endodontists is essential if you want to save your teeth when you are facing dental issues that could affect the tooth pulp. 

Here’s when you should book an appointment:

  • You have unexplained pain in the jaw or mouth.
  • You have sensitivity to cold, hot, or sweet drinks and foods.
  • You have swelling around your gums and teeth.
  • You have a lingering toothache.

Endodontics can address the causes of common toothaches and offer treatments and remedies to alleviate pain and discomfort. If you have any of the symptoms above, schedule a consultation with our dentists at Bay Smile Design and say goodbye to your dental health problems. 

Call (408) 830-0123 for an appointment or visit our office at 1298 Kifer Road Suite #501, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Our dedicated dentists and staff will gladly take care of you!

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