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If you need a root canal procedure to save your tooth, your general dentist may have referred you to our office. While you will only come here once or twice, we do our best to ensure your comfort. Trust our staff to put you at ease; we understand that you may be slightly apprehensive seeing a specialist for a root canal. If you need a root canal, our specialist strives to be the best endodontist in Miami Beach.
Why Visit an Endodontist Instead of a Dentist?
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth with root canal therapy. Their additional training in treating the pulp allows them to treat complex cases where a family dentist may suggest extracting the tooth. After dental school, endodontists have to complete a two to three year residency program where they learn the latest techniques for treating diseased or damaged pulp.
All dentists learn how to do root canals at dental school. Your general dentist may perform simple root canals and refer complex ones to us or he or she may elect not to do any root canals. If you have a tooth that needs a very simple root canal, you may not need to see a specialist, but the choice is yours. If your dentist wants to pull the tooth, ask for a second opinion. Your dentist will not mind, as they know it is always better to save a tooth than to pull it. Of course, there are cases when a tooth simply cannot be saved and has to be extracted.
What Does a Root Canal Specialist in Miami Beach Do?
When you have a tooth with deep decay, you will have swelling in your gums and acute pain, you need to see a root canal specialist because the roots of your teeth are most likely infected. He or she will diagnose the cause of your pain and perform a root canal, if indicated, to remove the inflamed or infected pulp, thus saving your tooth. Since their practice consists of primarily performing root canals, endodontists have the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools at their disposal. This ensures that your procedure will have the best possible outcome.
What Happens During My Appointment with an Endodontist in Miami Beach?
When you come in for your first appointment with our doctor, we’ll have you complete a medical history form, confirm any medications you currently take, and talk to you about your symptoms. We’ll take x-rays if necessary and will examine the problematic tooth or teeth. Then our root canal specialist will discuss your treatment solutions with you and answer all of your questions.
Depending on the severity of the problem, the root canal treatment either can take place that day or will be scheduled for another day. If you decide to wait for treatment, our endodontist can prescribe medication to decrease the inflammation and reduce the toothache symptoms. Once you have the root canal, you may be sore for a day or two, but the pain will be gone forever.
Where Can I Find Endodontics in Miami Beach?
If you need to consult a root canal expert in Miami Beach, call our office at [Phone]. We will schedule an appointment for you. We always look forward to meeting new patients, so we can help preserve their natural teeth for as long as possible.