What is an Endodontist?

An Endodontist completes four years of dental school plus two years or more of specialty postgraduate training through a hospital or university-based program accredited by the American Dental Association. They are a doctor who specializes in treating and handling dental problems that involve the nerve tissue and blood vessels located inside the tooth. This may include root canal therapy, a treatment used to save teeth that have become infected or damaged. If you think you need this type of treatment, it is essential to consult your doctor immediately.

What Does Endodontic Therapy Consist Of?

With state-of-the-art technology, such as digital imaging, operating microscopes, ultrasonic instrumentation, and fiber optics, endodontists can perform their treatment quickly without discomfort. With these tools, doctors can get an accurate view of your tooth, allowing quick and comfortable procedures. Endodontists can perform all aspects of endodontic therapy, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of dental pain
  • Routine and complex root canals
  • Retreatments
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Treatment of traumatic dental injuries
  • Treatment of cracked teeth
  • Internal bleaching
  • Vital pulp therapies

All of these procedures are done to save the tooth to keep your smile healthy and looking great. Endodontists undergo years of specialized training to provide you with the best possible care.

When is Endodontic Treatment Needed?

If you are experiencing pain when you chew or drink, you likely need to see an endodontist. You want to take care of this to prevent matters from getting worse. You will know if you need treatment if any of these areas are diseased or injured:

  • Tooth pulp
  • Containing nerves
  • Vessels
  • Lymphatic tissue
  • Fibrous tissue

These things can happen due to decay, a cracked tooth, trauma to the tooth, or other factors. Endodontists can provide you with several treatments to save your tooth and relieve your pain. Keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Get Your Treatment Today

Dr. Firouzi dedicates himself to providing excellent cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry services to his patients in the Pittsburgh area. His team provides a wide variety of services, including endodontic treatment. To learn more about Dr. Firouzi and his practice, contact us today at (412) 274-1126.