Endodontist: How to Know When I Need One

Endodontist FAQ

Are you experiencing pain when chewing or biting? Do you have a broken tooth? Do you need a root canal? If you have swelling in your gums, sensitivity to hot or cold foods, pain while chewing, or you are experiencing swelling and pain in the jaw, then your dentist might refer you to an Endodontist.

What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are specialized dentists who focus on nerves of the teeth. An endodontist has received special training to perform root canals and any other dental surgery related to nerves of the teeth. An endodontist requires two years of additional training after completing dental school.  Many endodontists focus more on the dentistry in their practice. If you are experiencing constant pain due to the damage of a tooth, then endodontist can possibly help you with the root canal treatment and can save your tooth!

When do I need an Endodontist?

An Endodontist has indepth training and experience in order to deal with more complicated dental cases, especially when it involves the nerve of your teeth. You can visit an Endodontist for the following reasons: Your general dentist refers you to an Endodontist if he finds some nerve problems in your teeth or if you have sensitive teeth and you find it difficult to have anything hot and cold!

Why are Endodontists known as specialists?

As mentioned earlier, Endodontists receive formal dental training like any other dentist.  In addition, Endodontists are required to do two or more years to specialize in a specific area. These additional training courses are designed to diagnose and treat severe pain, damaged teeth, and learn to preform root canal treatments, etc. In many cases, an Endodontist can save your damaged tooth. If you experience constant pain in the mouth and surrounding area, then this is could be a sign that one of your teeth could be seriously damaged. In that case, an Endodontist can help you with the root canal treatment by removing the damaged part of the tooth and nerve.

How to choose an Endodontist

In many cases, a good dentist, such as HSM Dental Group will refer you to an Endodontist if the condition of your teeth require special care.

Here are a few factors to consider when choosing an Endodontist: the experience of the practitioner, the qualification, reputation, success rate, price, and available facilities. Remember that getting the proper treatment for your teeth can bring your smile and confidence back while removing any painful toothache.

What should you expect in the first meeting?

Your Endodontist will examine your teeth and gums and will try to pinpoint the root cause of your pain, discomfort, sensitivity, and swelling. He or she will ask you about your medical history and about the medications that you have taken for the oral treatment.  The Endodontist will then propose a plan of care, execute it and restore you once again to a pain free status!

In order to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, it is important to see a good dentist, like HSM Dental Group for regular checkups.   These regular checkups can catch problems before they escalate and require the services of an Endodontist!

If you have an area of pain, sensitivity or swelling in your mouth, call our office immediately at (561) 232-2070 and schedule an appointment!  We at HSM Dental Group will do everything we can to correct any problem so you will not ever have to see an Endodontist!