You have been referred to an Endodontist. What should I expect?
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving your natural teeth. Endodontists limit their practice to root canal therapy and other procedures related to treating diseases or injuries to the dental pulp – the soft tissue inside the tooth.
Endodontic treatment becomes necessary when the pulp contained within the root canal space becomes inflamed, injured or infected and cannot return to a normal state of health. Common causes of this include a cracked tooth, a deep filling or decay, and/or trauma. Routine Endodontic treatment involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning/medicating and filling and sealing the root canal space(s). The tooth itself remains alive, as it continues to receive nourishment from the adjacent tissues in the jaw bones. Not every tooth can be saved, but the chances of success are usually good. Extraction is generally the only alternative to Endodontic treatment.
Normally, the Endodontist will perform his or her own tests, including x-rays, to confirm that Endodontic treatment is needed. At the time of your appointment, Dr. Yang will discuss your Endodontic consultation and any treatment necessary in detail and answer any questions you may have. If you need any additional information or have any questions prior to your appointment, please feel free to contact us.
Our goal at Laurel Endodontics is to provide you the highest level of Endodontic care in a warm and friendly environment. Thank you for choosing our office for your Endodontic needs.