Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, diagnoses infections and tissue damage in the affected tooth. Although root canal therapy has a reputation for being an extremely painful and traumatic procedure, in reality it actually helps to alleviate the pain caused by dental trauma or an infection and is very similar to a standard dental filling in terms of discomfort, pain levels and recovery. Dr. Philip Bauer, an endodontist in Stamford and Greenwich, CT, offers a range of treatment options designed to heal new or recurring problems inside the teeth.
Root Canal Treatment in Stamford and Greenwich, CT
An endodontist specializes in treating the teeth's soft tissue, which consists of nerves, blood vessels and odontoblasts (pulp). Bacterial infections, trauma and inflammation inside of the tooth result in pain, and must be treated promptly in order to avoid permanent damage and potential loss of the tooth. Depending on the nature of the injury and extent of the damage, Dr. Bauer offers the following endodontic treatment options designed to remove bacteria buildup, tissue inflammation, or to correct lingering damage from earlier treatment:
- Root canal therapy for adult or pediatric patients
- Apicoectomy (removal of a damaged portion of the tooth's root)
- Post retrofit, buildup or renewal (treatment to repair or replace a damaged crown)
Contact your Endodontist in Stamford and Greenwich, CT
Outside of an accident or sports injury, the source of pain or sensitivity in a tooth may not be immediately clear. An endodontist helps to identify and treat the source of tooth pain, and to prevent permanent nerve and tissue damage. If you are suffering from tooth pain, sensitivity or side effects from a previous root canal treatment, contact our office by calling (203) 327-1613 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bauer today.