Why Specialty Endodontic Care?
Unsure why your referring general dentist can’t treat your tooth pain? The complexity of your teeth may require more specialized treatment. Natural teeth are worth saving and no one is better equipped to do that than an endodontist.
With two to three years of specialty training beyond dental school, endodontists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing various forms of root canal treatment with incredible precision. Utilizing the most advanced technologies available, we provide a thorough yet efficient treatment experience.
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with treating the inside (-endo) of the tooth (-dont), specifically the pulp tissue – or dental pulp. An endodontist removes the inflamed or infected tissue, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space to promote healing of the surrounding tooth surfaces.
Not all tooth pain requires endodontic care. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and diagnose the underlying cause to address your primary concern. After your endodontic evaluation, our root canal specialists will recommend the best course of treatment to retain your natural tooth.
Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by inflammation or infection. Thanks to advances in root canal treatment and anesthetics, the majority of patients do not feel the procedures and the results are extremely effective. We emphasize comfort and customer service and offer relaxing amenities such as blankets, in-ceiling TVs, headphones and music during treatment. We also offer various sedation options to make your treatment pain-free and comfortable.
Further Root Canal Treatment or Endodontic Retreatment
Usually a tooth that has undergone a root canal can last a lifetime and never need further endodontic treatment. Occasionally, a previously treated tooth needs additional care at a later time. Your general dentist may refer you to our practice to repair root canals or root canal treatments that were previously completed. A cavity, decay, new tooth trauma, or a loose, cracked or broken filling or faulty crown can lead to a new inflammation or infection. With 3D cone beam CT (CBCT) x-ray imaging and use of endodontic microscopes, an endodontist may also discover additional very narrow or curved canal spaces not located or treated during the initial procedure.
If further root canal treatment is recommended for your tooth, our endodontists offer retreatment options to save your tooth, preventing the need for tooth extraction. No matter how effective modern artificial tooth replacements are – and they can be effective – nothing is as good as a natural tooth.
Endodontic retreatment can be completed through your tooth’’ crown or by directly treating the tip of the root or tooth apex via a microsurgical procedure commonly referred to as apicoectomy or root end resection. The aim is to remove your existing root canal filling material, examine and thoroughly clean any remaining spaces, and re-seal the inside tooth space to relieve your pain and fully restore your tooth function.
Learn How Endodontic Treatments Can Help
You do not need to live with tooth pain! Our endodontists use the latest treatment advancements, techniques and procedures to save your natural teeth and relieve your oral pain. If you’re in need of endodontic treatment performed by a root canal specialist, we can help. Contact us today to schedule your endodontic evaluation at our location in Pueblo or Colorado Springs.
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