An endodontist is a specialist dentist who can sometimes help a tooth when other dentists might not be able to. But how do you know when to call an endodontist? Here’s what you should know about who needs an endodontist.
What Conditions Do Endodontists Treat?
Have you ever experienced discomfort in a tooth that just doesn’t seem to get better, no matter what you do or what your dentist recommends? Or maybe your dentist has recommended a root canal because a cavity that’s developed needs a little extra attention.
Endodontists treat conditions that affect the inside of your tooth (like tooth decay that requires a root canal) and discomfort that doesn’t seem to go away.
If your dentist has told you that a tooth needs to be pulled, an endodontist might also be able to treat your tooth and potentially save it from extraction. That’s why endodontists have been nicknamed the “superheroes” of the dental world — because they can sometimes save teeth when others might not be able to.
Signs You Should Call an Endodontist
Knowing when to call an endodontist is important so that your teeth can get the care they need when they need it. If you’re experiencing unresolved dental discomfort or your dentist has recommended a root canal, you should call an endodontist right away to make an appointment.
It’s easy to keep putting off dental discomfort or a recommended root canal, hoping it will begin to feel better on its own. But it’s important not to put it off. Delaying dental care can have serious and long-term consequences on your smile — from infection to dental loss — so it’s important to get the care your smile needs before it’s too late.
If you’ve been experiencing any of the signs we talked about and wondering when to call an endodontist, don’t hesitate! Call and make an appointment for a consultation today. Your endodontist will be happy to answer any questions you have about treatment so that you can feel comfortable and confident about how to proceed with your treatment options.
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