Endodontics At Our Riverwalk Dental Group in Jupiter, FL
Maintaining strong, healthy teeth and a naturally beautiful smile requires good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. Sometimes a person’s tooth can become infected, diseased or damaged and requires an endodontist to help save it. Riverwalk Dental Group is an endodontic dentistry in Jupiter & Boynton Beach, FL, that has helped many patients keep their pearly whites.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with the treatment of the dental pulp or soft inner tissues surrounding the tooth. An endodontist typically diagnoses conditions affecting the pulp and may use special dental procedures to save the tooth.
What Makes Endodontists Different from Other Dentists?
Endodontists are different from other dentists such as orthodontists or periodontists because they perform complex dental procedures to save teeth. They are also required to have 2 or more years of specialized training beyond dental school. A general dentist performs routine dental examinations and care of teeth while an orthodontist fixes misaligned teeth and jaw by installing braces. A periodontist specializes in supporting teeth structure and placing dental implants.
What Procedures Do Endodontists Do?
Endodontists use advanced dental technology and techniques to perform the following procedures:
- Pain diagnosis (e.g., due to damaged or diseased teeth)
- Pulp treatment (e.g., for pulp damage due to trauma)
- Root canals
- Root-end resection (apicoectomy)
- Retreatment (e.g., for pain or infection after a root canal)
- Dental implants
Do I Need a Root Canal?
A root canal is an endodontic treatment. Your endodontist will examine your tooth to decide if a root canal should be done, instead of an extraction, you may need a root canal if untreated inflammation, infection or abscess of the pulp causes pain and threatens the loss of the tooth.
Contact Our Riverwalk Dental Group in Jupiter, FL Today!
Whether you need a dentist, orthodontist, periodontist or endodontist for dental problems, Riverwalk Dental Group provides quality endodontic dentistry in Jupiter & Boynton Beach, FL. Our expert endodontist, Dr. Payal P. Chokshi, D.M.D, can provide all your endodontic needs. Visit us today or make an appointment by calling our Jupiter office at 561-744-3646 or our Boynton Beach office at 561-364-8700.