Whether due to a negative past experience or fear of having something wrong with their teeth, many individuals put off visiting the dentist each year. What’s more, some people put off going to the dentist even when they have suffered an injury to their teeth and are in pain. Are you are likely to put off bi-annual dental appointments? Have you pushed through your dental pain, because you are reluctant to visit a dentist? If so, it’s important to understand that if you happen to need a root canal, an endodontist is a specialist in saving teeth (AAE).
The American Association of Endodontists helps differentiate between dentists and endodontists by explaining that while all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. As such, endodontists have completed an additional 2+ years of training beyond their dental education. It’s during this training that they focus on procedures relating to the interior of a tooth, including accurate diagnosis, addressing traumatic dental injuries, placing dental implants and performing root canal treatment. Though it’s often a feared treatment, root canals are a safe and highly effective way in which to eliminate pain and save diseased teeth.
In short, no one is more equipped to save a patient’s natural teeth than an endodontist. Moreover, endodontists serve patients with a conviction that their teeth are worth saving. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might consider consulting with an endodontist that can accurately diagnose your pain and work tirelessly to save your teeth.
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Sharp pain when biting down on food
- Constant pressure and pain, along with swelling of gum tissues
- Dull ache and pressure in the upper teeth and jaw
Comprehensive Dental Care In One Convenient Location!
At Group Health Dental, we offer comprehensive dental care in one convenient location, and this means that we have an experienced team of endodontists on-site to provide the specialized care that patients need. From cracked teeth or root canal therapy, as well as traumatic tooth injuries, our Manhattan endodontic team is committed to helping patients benefit from successful and long-lasting results.