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Has your general dentist told you that you need to make an appointment with our root canal specialist in Homestead? If so, your dentist is trying to save your tooth with root canal therapy by a specialist who has more experience with challenging procedures. Contact our office to make an appointment to see a root canal expert and get the help you need to stop your pain.
Are Dentists or Endodontists Root Canal Experts?
General dentists will often perform simple root canals; however, they refer complex root canals to the experts called endodontists. When you need endodontics in Homestead, call our office to schedule an appointment with a specialist, who has completed a 24 to 36 month residency after dental school focused on the pulp inside teeth. When you see a root canal expert in Homestead, he or she may be able to save teeth that you feared needed an extraction. Their expertise, combined with the use of advanced equipment for performing root canals, gives you a better chance of having a successful outcome.
What Do Endodontists Do?
Endodontists limit their practice to treating diseases of the pulp, the soft tissue inside teeth. They do more than just performing root canals; however, they do more root canals than any other procedure. After a root canal procedure, an endodontist will place a temporary restoration on your tooth and you will have to see your general dentist for a permanent restoration, such as a filling or a crown. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment with a root canal expert.
Endodontists also do retreatments after a failed root canal and they perform apicoectomy procedures if a root canal is not enough to save a tooth. Our doctor gives patients a local anesthetic before any procedure and ensures the area is numb before beginning treatment. You should not feel any pain during a root canal or other procedure. At Dental Specialty Center of Homestead, we take your comfort seriously.
How Long Does an Endodontist Appointment Last?
At your initial appointment, you will need to fill out a medical history and current medication form. If you have dental insurance, please bring your card with you to save time. The length of your appointment depends on whether you need x-rays or you have a set from your general dentist and the number of canals in your tooth.
You should expect your visit to last up to 90 minutes if your dentist performs the root canal during your initial visit. Depending on how severe your problem is, our doctor may do your root canal immediately or ask you to come back in several days. If you have to come back, you will receive medicine to alleviate your symptoms until your next appointment.
Afterwards, you may be sore where our root canal specialist worked. An OTC pain reliever is typically enough to ease the temporary discomfort. Call our office to arrange your appointment.
Where Can I Find a Reliable Endodontist in Homestead?
If you want to see a doctor who aims to be the best endodontist in Homestead, call our office at (305) 692-0017. At Dental Specialty Center of Homestead, our staff also strives to provide the friendliest, most professional service to our patients.