What is an Endodontist?
Endodontists in Westerville, OH
The term “endodontist” is derived from the Greek words “endo” (inside) and “odont” (tooth). An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in preserving teeth through various procedures involving the pulp (nerve) and roots of teeth.
Although all dentists are trained to diagnose and treat diseases of the pulp, some teeth are difficult to treat either because they are too far back in a patient’s mouth to access – such as molars – or have more than one or two roots.
Endodontists have an additional two to three years of advanced education in endodontic therapy and receive certification from an accredited dental program after dental school. With a greater depth of knowledge, they diagnose pain, treat traumatic injuries, and perform root canal techniques and procedures for more difficult cases. That is why many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists.
Of course, every patient’s case is different, depending on the degree of inflammation and infection. However, most endodontic cases require just one root canal treatment and have a success rate of up to 90%. Before you undergo any form of treatment, we will discuss with you the chances of success so that you may make an informed decision.
Once your endodontic treatment is complete, we may have you return for periodic check-ups if you had an abscessed tooth, which allows us to make sure the tooth has healed properly. You will be sent a notice in the mail when we feel it is appropriate to reevaluate the area.
The compassion and personalized attention you deserve
No two people are exactly alike. That’s why Westerville Endodontics will personalize your care to your unique needs. We also give you the personal attention and heartfelt caring you deserve. Everything we do at Westerville Endodontics is with true compassion and dedication, as well as kindness, honesty, and respect. Here at Westerville Endodontics, we also value your time, so we strive to be on time and to help you get relief fast. To put it simply, you’ll always know that you’re well cared for in our office.
More comfortable than you thought possible
The goal of endodontic care is to relieve your pain. At Westerville Endodontics, this means taking special steps to ensure that your treatment is pain-free, too.
Before beginning treatment, we make sure your mouth is completely numb, delivering the anesthetic in stages. Our endodontists also have other options available to ensure your total comfort, including nitrous oxide. Making sure you have no discomfort is one of our highest priorities, because we know it’s one of yours.
Learn more about what Westerville Endodontics can do for you. To schedule an appointment with one of our endodontists, call (614) 882-8000 or use our online appointment request form.