How an endodontist can relieve your toothache pain
An endodontist is a dentist who has been specially trained in the practice of endodontics. Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry which treats tooth roots and the inside of teeth, an area called the pulp.
Although general dentists can also perform endodontic procedures like root canals, it is recognized that endodontists are experts in the knowledge and techniques of root canals or endodontic therapy. Dr. Philip J. Bauer is an expert endodontist located in Stamford, Connecticut who can relieve your dental pain with endodontic therapy.
The first root canals were performed in the late 1600’s, but root canal therapy has improved dramatically since then. Dr. Bauer can save teeth through root canal therapy which previously would have been extracted. He can give you back your complete smile, restore full chewing function, and relieve your pain.
Endodontists like Dr. Bauer are special in the world of dentistry because they repair the inside of your tooth. If your tooth suffers trauma, damage or decay, the pulp of your tooth can become bruised and inflamed, causing you pain. Your tooth may abscess from infection. Sometimes the infection even affects the bone in your jaw, causing bone destruction.
Dr. Bauer can repair the inside of your tooth by removing the damaged pulp, nerves and blood supply, which also removes your dental pain. He will place a sedative material inside your tooth and close the tooth temporarily. Your tooth will “calm down” over a period of time, usually a week or two. After your tooth is no longer painful, Dr. Bauer will place an inert, rubbery material called gutta-percha inside your tooth and seal the tooth permanently with a filling.
Dr. Bauer wants you to know it is usually better to keep your tooth if possible, rather than have it extracted. It’s tempting to have the tooth taken out, but once your natural tooth is gone, it is gone forever. You are then faced with an incomplete smile and less chewing function, or replacing the tooth with a costly, less-than-perfect alternative.
If you have a tooth that is painful, why not seek out the help of an expert, like Dr. Philip J. Bauer, before you decide on what to do? He can save your tooth through endodontic therapy, and you deserve to retain your natural teeth as long as possible. Call Dr. Philip J. Bauer with offices in Stamford, and Greenwich, Connecticut. Endodontics can relieve your tooth pain, so call today!