Learn about your options for specialized dental care and understand the many benefits of endodontic treatment.
Admittedly, many people do not take time to actively research dental care topics until there is an urgent need such as a tooth sensitivities, dental injuries, or suspected cavities or root canals. Because of this, people can often have a very outdated idea of what dental care is like. Beyond regular cleanings, x-rays, and the occasional filling, there are many other specialized treatments available to address more severe dental problems. Unfortunately though, patients are often unaware of these advanced options when an urgent need like a root canal arises.
What is Endodontics?
What many people do not know is that there is a specialized branch of dentistry called endodontics that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of root canals and other problems related to the interior tooth anatomy. Endodontics encompasses the study and care of injuries and diseases related to dental pulp and the surrounding interior tissues. Because of their specialized training, endodontists are experts in the care and treatment of root canals, pulp therapy, selective pulp surgeries, root end fillings, endodontic implants, and more.
Why Choose an Endodontist?
Endodontists can work in collaboration with a general dentist to support specialized patient care needs. Because endodontists specialize in root canal treatments, patients can have peace of mind that the procedure is executed to the highest care standards. Endodontists receive extensive training to accurately diagnose and treat a damaged tooth nerve. They have training in the latest endodontic practices and technology and are best equipped to offer specialized care. An endodontist will work with patients to reduce any fears they may have prior to the treatment and recommend ways to reduce anxiety before and during the procedure. In fact, they are committed to completing treatments and procedures in a way that eases patient anxiety and reduces or eliminates pain and discomfort.
Many general dentists collaborate with an endodontic specialist. Next time you visit your dentist, ask about their recommendations for an endodontist in your area and take time to contact their office for more information. This way, you already have a plan in place when an emergency arises and you and your dentist can move forward with specialized treatment more quickly.
About Professional Endodontics
Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.
Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comercia Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.