Port Orchard Dental Excellence specializes in endodontic dentistry in saving teeth that are difficult to diagnose and treat or do not respond to treatment, especially concerning issues with the nerve or root of the teeth.
Who are Endodontists?
Endodontists are dentists who specializes in treating the soft tissue inside of the tooth, which is known as the pulp. Endodontic comes from the Greek roots of “Endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. Endodontists treat problems that are deep inside the tooth and they are the specialists who handle complicated cases or problems with root canals.
Endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education from general dentists to specialize in this type of work. They specialize in root canal procedures and are experts in diagnosis, techniques and treatments of root canals. Endodontists can often save teeth that are in danger of being pulled because of disease or decay.
When do you see Port Orchard Endodontists?
A general dentist at Port Orchard Dental Excellence will refer you to an endodontist. Patients are usually referred to endodontist for root canals but your dentist will also refer you if there are complications from previous procedures or when you are experiencing intense but non-specific pain. Endodontic dentists will also treat serious dental injuries, like knocked-out teeth, fractured teeth or pain from pulp inflammation.
If you think you may need to see a specialist and would like to be referred to an endodontist, Dr. Michael Yu Yeh, Dr. Lance Stolworthy and their associates will help you to find the best endodontist in the Port Orchard area.