How Can an Endodontist Help Improve My Oral Health?

Endodontist Lincroft, NJ

Endodontists treat issues related to the root of a tooth -- particularly issues that deal with damage or infection to the pulp inside of the pulp chamber. The most well-known procedure that endodontists perform is known as root canal therapy, in which diseased pulp is removed and the cavity is filled with a healthy substitute material. 

How an endodontist can help you protect your oral health

While people simply view an endodontic practice as a place to receive a root canal, endodontists can help your oral health in various other ways as well. The following are five specific ways endodontists can improve oral health through diagnostic and restorative dentistry services. 

Diagnose issues with the root of a tooth

Dentists can assess symptoms, conduct an oral examination, and order dental X-rays to determine the cause of tooth pain and similar dental concerns. They can then make a treatment recommendation and help the patient put together a treatment plan that works well for their preferences and schedule. Without a proper diagnosis from a licensed dental professional, issues may go undetected and lead to more severe symptoms and concerns later. 

Detect potential periodontal concerns

Endodontists primarily deal with issues with the tooth’s root and specifically within the pulp chamber. However, they can also determine if there are any periodontal concerns that may be problematic, such as bone loss inside of the jaw. If issues are detected, then they can either treat the issue themselves or provide a professional referral to an oral surgeon or another type of dental professional. 

Treat oral infections before they spread

Oral infections can result when bacteria reach the root of a tooth and accumulate. This often leads to an infection of the tooth’s pulp. Endodontists can treat this concern through root canal therapy. A root canal involves accessing the pulp chamber, removing the infected pulp, cleaning the tooth, and filling the tooth with gutta-percha. They can place a dental crown to protect the tooth long-term. 

Help prevent severely decayed teeth from worsening

Root canal therapy can also treat severely decayed teeth as well. Minor instances of tooth decay can often be treated with an amalgam filling, but more severe instances of decay require a root canal, particularly when the cavity is too large and/or reaches toward the root of the tooth. 

Prevent damaged, decayed, and infected teeth from falling out

Ultimately, the goals of most patients who visit are to save a damaged, decayed, or infected tooth from becoming lost and restore the health and appearance of the tooth. Through root canal therapy and possibly other endodontic treatment procedures, dentists can help prevent the loss of one or more teeth. 

Consult with our endodontist and staff for more information

We encourage you to contact us if you are experiencing pain inside the root of your tooth or have similar concerns. We can determine the cause of your symptoms and may be able to treat your concern in the comfort of our endodontic office. So why wait? Call us today to schedule a visit.

Request an appointment here: https://lincroftvillagedental.com or call Lincroft Village Dental Care at (732) 842-5005 for an appointment in our Lincroft office.

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