Endodontics concerns on the inside of the tooth, meaning the dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. Endodontic treatment is any treatment that focuses on the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth aimed at saving as much of the natural tooth as possible and preventing further damage. An endodontist is a dentist who has studied an additional two or three years after dental school to gain the necessary knowledge and experience to perform such specialized procedures.
Types of endodontic treatment include:
- root canal therapy
- endodontic surgery
- special procedures to save teeth after traumatic dental injury
An endodontist can preserve your natural smile by saving your tooth so that it continues to function as if nothing ever happened. If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, you suspect you have a cracked tooth, you have experienced dental trauma, or if your dentist recommended root canal therapy, you should see an endodontist as soon as possible.
We have one of the best endodontists in the area here at Northridge Dental Group, Dr. Ali Vaziri.