Find out when you should turn to an endodontist for dental care.
It goes without saying that everyone is trying to maintain good oral health. Of course, issues can arise that require professional dental care in order to prevent further problems. Not sure whether your problems warrant a trip to our Greenwich and Stamford, CT, endodontist, Dr. Philip Bauer? Then let’s find out!
What is an endodontist?
An endodontist is a dentist who has received specialized training so that they are able to preserve and save damaged or diseased teeth. Chances are good that you know what root canal therapy is, but just in case you don’t this procedure is used to remove a infected or inflamed dental pulp (a structure within the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels) and preserve enough of the tooth’s structure that it doesn’t need to be extracted. Our end goal is to make sure that you maintain a healthy, full and natural smile for the rest of your life.
When should I visit an endodontist?
We know that no one likes having to make an emergency visit to see their dentist; however, sometimes it’s necessary for preserving your smile. If you are dealing with any of these symptoms then you need to call our Greenwich and Stamford endodontic specialist right away:
- Dental pain
- Tooth sensitivity
- Increased pain when chewing or biting
- Gum swelling and tenderness
During your endodontic evaluation we will examine the tooth and run X-rays to check for signs of an infection or trauma that could warrant root canal therapy. The characteristics of your toothache can be rather telling. If you notice sudden or severe dental pain, if the pain gets worse when putting pressure on the tooth or if you notice prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, then this certainly warrants an immediate trip to our office.
Of course, you can also benefit from visiting an endodontist if you are an adult who is dealing with tooth loss and wants to find out if dental implants are the best restoration for replacing missing teeth. Untreated tooth loss can lead to further complications for your smile so the sooner you get a dental restoration to replace your missing teeth the better.
If you need to talk to an endodontic specialist in Stamford or Greenwich, CT, then look no further than Dr. Bauer. You can all our office to schedule an appointment with us today.