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If your dentist has told you that need a root canal, he or she may have referred you here, to our root canal expert in Jupiter to ensure the best possible outcome. We also accept patients who call for an appointment without a referral from a general dentist.
What Is an Endodontist?
Endodontists are dentists who have at least two additional years of training in a residency program after graduating dental school. Their training is focused on diagnosing and treating diseases of the soft tissue inside of teeth, called the pulp. When you see an endodontist in Jupiter, you can be assured that if it is possible to save your tooth, our doctor will save it.
General dentists also perform root canals; however, many prefer to refer their patients to a specialist if the root canal looks like it will be a complex procedure. Endodontists typically have specialized equipment that makes it easier to do root canals on teeth with complex root systems.
What Is an Endodontist’s Role in Oral Health?
Endodontists are specialists that deal with the soft tissue, nerves and blood vessels inside the teeth. When decay or injury damages the pulp, an endodontist will remove the pulp, leaving the tooth to function normally once it has a permanent restoration to give it strength. The typical endodontic treatment is root canal therapy. Endodontists use this painless treatment to save teeth and eliminate their patient’s pain. Long ago root canals were painful, but modern anesthetics and technologies have changed this. Contact our office if you need to talk to a root canal expert about saving your teeth.
What Can I Expect During an Appointment for Endodontics in Jupiter?
You will come in and fill out the usual medical history and current medication forms. If you have dental insurance, please bring your card with you. If you do not have x-rays from your dentist, we will take them. You may or may not have your root canal during your initial visit. If you need to return, our doctor will prescribe medicine to alleviate your symptoms.
If you have your root canal on your initial visit, you will have a local anesthetic to keep you from feeling any pain. You may be able to drive yourself home after the painless procedure, but check with your dentist to be sure. While you may feel slightly sore afterwards, the pain you felt before you came in will be gone. After a week or two, you will need to see your family dentist to have him or her exchange the temporary restoration our doctor placed with a permanent filling or crown.
How Do I Make an Appointment with a Root Canal Specialist in Jupiter?
Don’t put off making your appointment. The sooner you come in, the better your chances are of keeping your natural tooth. It is always less expensive to save a tooth than it is to replace one. To see a specialist in saving teeth, call Dental Specialty Center of Jupiter at (561) 291-8277. We will set up an appointment for you to see our doctor, who strives to be the best endodontist in Jupiter. We look forward to helping you.