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If your dentist suggests that you make an appointment to see an endodontist in Cutler Bay, it is likely that you have a painful infection in the pulp of your teeth. Endodontists specialize in saving teeth and your dentist probably feels that sending you to our office represents the best chance to save your natural tooth. Contact our office to schedule your consultation.
Is an Endodontist a Dentist?
Endodontists have graduated from dental school, so they are dentists, but endodontists chose to continue their education with a 24 to 36 month residency. They study the sensitive living tissue inside teeth, called the pulp. Endodontics is one of the specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. After a residency and practicing dentistry, an endodontist has a great deal of experience performing root canals. You can be assured you’ll have the best possible outcome when you see our root canal specialist in Cutler Bay for treatment.
How Do Endodontists Treat Teeth?
When endodontists perform root canals, they remove the infected pulp from inside the canals in the roots of teeth. The pulp is not necessary once a tooth is fully-grown. The reason dentists refer patients to an endodontist is because in some teeth, the canals are difficult to find. Typically, general dentists will perform simple root canals for their patients, although some dentists do not do any root canals at all. Our doctor strives to be known as the best endodontist in Cutler Bay. If it is possible to save your tooth, you will have a root canal procedure and keep your natural tooth.
Endodontists also do retreatments to repair a faulty root canal procedure and apicoectomy, where our doctor removes the tip of a root and any infected tissue. Endodontists do apicoectomy if the root of a tooth becomes infected after a root canal, although this is rare because the success rate for root canals done by endodontists is high.
What Occurs During an Appointment with a Root Canal Expert in Cutler Bay?
When you come in for an appointment, you will have to fill out a medical history form and bring a list of your medications. If you have dental insurance, bring your card with you. We will take x-rays unless you have a set from your regular dentist. Our doctor will talk to you and determine if a root canal will save your tooth. You can ask any questions you have at this time.
After the procedure, there is no long healing process like there is after an extraction. You will leave with a temporary filling in your tooth, You have to go back to your regular dentist in a week or two to talk about a permanent restoration.
Who Do I Call for an Endodontic Consultation?
Call Dental Specialty Center of Cutler Bay at (786) 269-2962 for a consultation for endodontics in Cutler Bay. Please do not wait too long. If the pulp inside the root of your tooth is infected, it will continue to cause you problems. In rare cases, the infection can spread to other parts of your body, causing life-threatening problems. Timely endodontic care can help save your tooth as well. Call us today! We look forward to hearing from you.