Endodontists Treat Complex Tooth Problems Inside of Teeth

Endodontists Nashville, TN

Endodontists are dental health professionals who specialize in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental pulp and the tissues inside and around the tooth's root. The fragile pulp tissues within the tooth are treated with endodontic therapy. They can save part or all of the dental pulp of a healthy tooth, or remove the pulp completely if there is an infection. This covers cases when the patient's dental pulp is irreversibly diseased and inflamed.

How endodontists deal with inner-tooth issues

A patient may need to see an endodontist for a number of reasons. Endodontic therapy is typically a good option for a patient who has experienced dental trauma. When a patient's tooth decay has progressed to the inner chamber of their tooth, an endodontist can help get rid of the infection inside the tooth and prevent loss. Abscesses, old fillings, chipped and cracked teeth, and diseased dental pulp can generally all be treated by endodontists. Endodontic treatment's major goals include removing infected tooth pulp, disinfecting and reshaping an infected root canal, and filling the root canal system to prevent reinfection and ensure healing.

When to book an appointment with an endodontist

Endodontists handle all issues related to the tooth's inner layer. They also have the necessary training to treat dental injuries resulting from trauma. The endodontist's job is to preserve the patient's natural tooth as often as possible. They do, however, constantly consider all treatment alternatives to preserve their patients' comfort and oral health. Here are some instances that may require a visit to an endodontist:

  • Many people dislike going to the dentist's office, so they often postpone appointments and suffer from oral problems at home until the discomfort becomes unbearable. This, however, is not a good idea. Patients can save their teeth and get significant relief from toothaches by seeing an endodontist as soon as the symptoms of an oral issue appear
  • Patients who have experienced a damaged tooth in accidents should see an endodontist as soon as possible. Broken or chipped teeth are left exposed to bacterial invasion and plaque, resulting in tooth decay and worsening tooth pain
  • If the teeth become sensitive to cold, hot, or acidic foods and beverages, patients should book an appointment with an endodontist right away. Their enamel has likely deteriorated, leaving the tooth's nerve endings exposed. This might cause sensitivity and soreness in the teeth
  • If a patient discovers swelling around their gums, teeth, or face, they should see an endodontist. An infection might be the cause of the swelling. The professional may clean and disinfect the region and provide treatment to stop reinfection

In summary

A patient may need to see an endodontist if they have toothaches. Patients can expect to undergo endodontic therapy to maintain the tooth's health and keep it free of infection. If you currently have a toothache or any dental symptoms you are concerned about, then contact our office today to schedule an endodontic consultation.

Request an appointment here: https://www.sheats-endo.com or call Sheats Endodontic Group at (615) 526-2495 for an appointment in our Nashville office.

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