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If you are looking for a root canal expert in Miami, contact our office. Endodontists are committed to saving teeth. Please do not have a dentist pull your tooth because a root canal sounds painful. It does not hurt and the root canal will relieve the pain you are in right now.
What Is the Difference Between a Dentist and an Endodontist?
Endodontists are dentists who have two to three additional years of training in treating the soft tissue inside teeth. In their endodontic residency, dentists study microscopic surgery and the treatment of pupal diseases. You may not always need the expertise of a root canal specialist, but it does not hurt to have a root canal specialist try to save your tooth. Natural teeth always function better than bridges or partial dentures.
Endodontists have far more experience performing root canals from their residency and at their practice than dentists have, so they are generally more adept. You will probably spend less time in the chair, although general dentists are usually adept at performing simple root canals. Some dentists choose not to perform root canals, so they refer all of their root canal patients to endodontists. In other cases, the dentist refers patients who need root canals in molars or present a complex situation. Our doctor’s goal is to be known as the best endodontist in Miami by offering patients the best possible outcome.
What Is an Endodontist’s Function?
Endodontists save teeth. Their advanced training enables them to perform root canals that dentists may not want to tackle. Endodontists typically have more advanced equipment for diagnosing and performing root canals since the procedure constitutes such a large portion of their practice. Some root canal specialists perform the procedure dozens of times each week.
What Is an Endodontics Appointment Like?
It is the same as visiting any new dental practitioner. You will fill out medical history forms and include a list of the medications that you take regularly. Bring your x-rays from your general dentist; if you do not have x-rays, we will take them. Our dentist will talk to you about your diagnosis and treatment options, which is usually a root canal. There are rare cases, such as those seen with trauma victims, where the tooth is so severely cracked or damaged that a root canal is not an option.
You may or may not have a root canal on your initial visit. If you do have the procedure, you’ll have a local anesthetic and be able to drive yourself home. The procedure is painless when completed under a local anesthesia. A root canal specialist in Miami will put a temporary filling on your tooth, which your dentist will replace with a permanent restoration. If you need to wait until your next appointment for your root canal, your doctor may prescribe medicine to manage your symptoms until your next appointment.
How Do I Make an Appointment with an Endodontist in Miami?
If you have an acute toothache or your dentist has told you that you need a root canal that only a specialist can perform, call Dental Specialty Center at Baptist at (786) 590-1421 for endodontics in Miami. We will schedule a convenient appointment for you. We look forward to alleviating your pain and making your tooth healthy once again.