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What is Endodontics?

Many people routinely seek out a dentist for emergency tooth repair services. Most of the time filling the cracked enamel or recreating the missing portions of a healthy tooth can fix the damage. Other times, however, the damage goes past the outer portion of the tooth, also called the enamel, and inside the tooth to the tooth pulp. When the inside of the tooth is infected or inflamed it may require the often dreaded root canal procedure, otherwise known as endodontic treatment.

Why do I need to see an Endodontist?

If your dentist recommends extracting your tooth, ask if it can be saved with an endodontic procedure, also known as root canal treatment. Endodontic treatment removes the injured pulp, which is the soft inner tissue of your tooth and fills and seals the open space. Your tooth is then restored and can function just like any other tooth for the rest of your life, ensuring comfortable chewing and a natural appearance.

Endodontic treatment can be performed by a general dentist or may require the expertise of an Endodontist. An Endodontist specializes in root canal therapy, removing any damaged or inflamed tissue that is inside the soft portion of the tooth, called the pulp. Pulp damage can result from cavities, cracks, improperly healed root canals, periodontal disease, and trauma.

You might be referred to our New York Endodontist if you need root canal therapy or if you have difficult-to-diagnose oral or facial pain.

Using the latest dental techniques to keep you comfortable, our New York Endodontist performs routine as well as complex dental surgeries associated with the root of the tooth. When necessary, they easily and efficiently collaborate with the other dental specialists in our practice.