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Has your general dentist referred you to Dental Specialty Center of Fort Myers for endodontics in Fort Myers? If so, your dentist is trying to save your tooth for you. Contact us today to arrange a consultation with our dentist, who strives to earn the reputation of best endodontist in Fort Myers. Our staff strives to be the best at their jobs as well; we want you to feel comfortable and confident when receiving care from our practice.
How Do I Decide Between Seeing a Dentist or an Endodontist for a Root Canal?
Endodontists are dental school graduates; only about three percent of all dentists continue their education to become endodontists. Endodontists have two or more years of training in a residency program that specializes in endodontics, which deals with the inner pulp of the tooth. Our endodontist in Fort Myers is passionate about saving teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted, and helping you maintain ideal oral health. An endodontist’s experience at performing root canals far exceeds that of a general dentist, meaning you will enjoy the highest rate of success and a higher standard of care.
If you are told that you have to have a tooth pulled, call us and request a consultation, Our root canal expert may be able to save your tooth. You should always keep your tooth if possible; they are expensive to replace.
What Is an Endodontist’s Practice Like?
Endodontists routinely perform root canals and other surgery procedures related to dental nerves. They see many patients that are in severe pain when they come in, either from an infection or an accident that damaged the dental pulp. As endodontists, they relieve pain and save teeth for people who were worried that they had to have the tooth pulled.
What Happens at Endodontic Appointments?
Few people realize that there are dental specialists that focus on doing root canals. When you visit a root canal expert in Fort Myers, you will fill out the usual paperwork, including a medical history. Sometimes patients come in with x-rays that their general dentist took, but if not, we take x-rays. Our doctor will talk to you about having a root canal and explain what the procedure entails. Root canals do not hurt. Our root canal expert has an excellent chairside manner, so you will be comfortable asking questions to get the answers you need.
Usually, we can do the root canal during your initial appointment. Our doctor will administer a local anesthesia, and since endodontists perform so many root canals, the procedure is fairly quick. Expect the actual procedure to take 30 to 90 minutes. You will go home with a temporary filling, which your general dentist will have to replace. He or she will talk to you about a permanent restoration. In the meantime, try not to bite down on any hard foods with the tooth until your general dentist gives you a permanent filling or a crown.
Who Do I Call to Arrange a Consultation with a Root Canal Specialist in Fort Myers?
Call Dental Specialty Center of Fort Myers at (239) 243-9002. We will arrange a convenient appointment for you to get the care that you need. We endeavor to provide everyone who comes through the door with the best endodontic care possible.