Endodontics is a field of dentistry that deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of tooth pain and problems within the tooth. Dentists utilize the most advanced and specialized technology to treat tooth pain and save natural teeth. At Olivia M. Rodrigues DDS, you can have confidence that we will do all we can to restore your oral health in North Highlands.
If you have recently injured your tooth, are experiencing severe tooth pain or extreme sensitivity to hot or cold, or notice swelling around your teeth, gums, or face, make an appointment to see your dentist at Olivia M. Rodrigues DDS. You may be referred to an endodontist who can treat issues located inside of your teeth.
The most common endodontic treatment is probably the root canal treatment, but dentists also handle other procedures and surgeries. They can assess and address traumatic dental injuries and place dental implants. A dentist’s main goal is to save as many natural teeth as possible and restore their health. However, they will consider all treatment options available and recommend the best one for your individual case. Endodontists and dentists often work as partners in order to provide the best care possible for their patients.
A root canal procedure is needed when the inside of the tooth (the dental pulp) becomes infected. This happens when a tooth is affected by a dental cavity, and the decay penetrates the outer layer of the tooth (enamel) and reaches the pulp. To save the tooth and prevent an abscess from forming, a root canal will be recommended. This procedure removes the decayed tissue from the inside of the tooth and cleans it out. A biocompatible material is then placed back into the tooth to restore its structure.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, visit us at Olivia M. Rodrigues DDS, to have the problem diagnosed and treated in North Highlands.