If you're experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, suspect a cracked tooth or suffered dental trauma, or your dentist recommended root canal treatment, you should see an endodontist who specializes in diagnosing and treating tooth pain.
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that help to build the surrounding tooth.
With appropriate care, most teeth that have had endodontic (root canal) treatment can last as long as other natural teeth. However, a tooth that has received endodontic treatment may fail to heal or the tooth may become painful or diseased months or even years after a successful treatment. A retreatment may be needed.
Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp from extraction. Occasionally, this non-surgical procedure will not be
sufficient to heal the tooth and your endodontist will recommend surgery. Endodontic surgery can be used to locate fractures or hidden canals that do not appear on x-rays but still manifest pain in the tooth.
At Vancouver Endodontics, we understand that sometimes patients experience anxiety when it comes to dental appointments. No matter what your situation, sedation dentistry can help. We will discuss with you the various levels of sedation during your first visit.
In an ongoing effort to provide you with the best care possible, we have incorporated Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CT). If necessary to aid in your diagnosis or treatment, we have this breakthrough technology available in our office. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about whether a CBCT scan is right for you.