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What is an Endodontist?

What is an EndodontistWhat is an endodontist? An endodontist is a dentist who has completed not only dental school but also additional training to enter this ADA-recognized area of specialty. By treating tooth infections with root canal and endodontic surgery, our endodontist can help patients keep their teeth and avoid needing tooth replacements.


Endodontics Explained

Endodontists are concerned with the pulp inside of teeth, which can become infected and cause severe pain, serious infections and tooth loss. By eliminating these infections and protecting affected teeth, our endodontist resolves short-term symptoms and helps prevent long-term complications and associated expenses.


Services Provided by Our Endodontist

What is an endodontist able to perform? Our endodontist can perform standard root canal treatment and a variety of root canal surgeries. During a standard root canal, our endodontist drills into the infected tooth using X-rays for reference on infection location. After removing the infected pulp, our endodontist packs the resulting space with medicated material. Our endodontist finishes by placing a barrier, a filling and often a dental crown. When root canal treatment fails, if unusual infections occur or infections reappear, our endodontist may recommend root canal surgery. Although techniques vary, surgery generally involves addressing the infection from a different angle or even removing the tooth for treatment before putting it back in place.

So, what is an endodontist? An endodontist is a highly specialized provider of an essential service for patients who are suffering from tooth infections. A consultation can be scheduled to learn more about our Los Angeles endodontist.

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