You may have heard the title Endodontist, and perhaps you know that it may have something to do with teeth, but do you really know what they specialize in? Maybe you were recently in for regular doctor’s appointment and they suggested that you may benefit from an endodontist, so now you are on a quest to find out exactly what it is these esteemed doctors do.
Endodontists are the dentists who specializes in maintaining teeth with endodontic therapy. These procedures involve the pulp, or the soft inner tissue of the tooth. The term derives from Greek origin and comes from “endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. Although all dentists go through similar training with endodontic therapy and diagnosis, there are still some cases that the teeth are too difficult to treat or diagnose, this is where an endodontic specialist may step in.
Along with the many years at medical and dental school, those who are wishing to expand their field father can receive two or more years in advanced education on the deeper studies of endodontic therapy. This in depth study of root canal procedures and techniques, along with diagnosing and treating more difficult cases.
So what can you expect to happen when going in for your endodontic treatment, otherwise known as a root canal? The first step will be to contact your Kissimmee endodontics office, such as Mark Dreyer, DMD. By having a consultation before any treatment your doctor will be able to examine, diagnose and prepare a treatment plan with you in order to get you feeling better. Most treatments should only take one visit, however, in the odd more severe cases patients may need to come back for treatments multiple times. Again, something a consultation would be able to help determine.
Root canals and other endodontic treatments have a very high success rate of up to 90%. Even if your treatment procedure comes out less than ideal, there are still other options for you. Perhaps you are looking to find a solution to another endodontic procedure that was less than ideal. Whatever reason for your endodontic journey, make sure to be open with your doctor about any medical history, concerns or questions.
There are other reasons, however, to visit your endodontic. Oral pain caused by a toothache or even a cracked tooth can be hard to actually locate. The mouth is full of nerve networks and the pain being caused can often be found in another location such as the neck, head, and body. Endodontics are much more adept at pinpointing the cause and be able to start treatments, as well as treating patients who have undergone injuries causing damage to the mouth.
Endodontics are there to help get to the root –pun intended- of the matter when it comes to the care and health of your teeth and gums. Call or schedule for a consultation with Mark Dreyer, DMD and his expert team today!