Professional Endodontics makes it a priority to stay up to date on the latest treatment methods and technologies to properly care for abscessed teeth.
When experiencing ongoing pain in a tooth, it is important to consider the possibility that it might be something more serious than a simple toothache. If pain is paired with other symptoms like swelling in the gums or sensitivity when chewing, you may have an abscessed tooth. An abscessed tooth “occurs when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, dies and becomes inflamed and goes untreated.” – If you think that you might have an abscessed tooth, it is a good idea to consult an endodontist. At Professional Endodontics, our doctors are ready to collaborate with you to make a reliable diagnosis and develop the best treatment plan possible to avoid tooth extraction.
Treating Abscessed Teeth
An abscessed tooth is an infection that occurs within the tooth as the tooth’s nerve is dying or becoming infected. The infection begins at the tip of the tooth’s root, eventually spreading to the surrounding bone if not properly treated. To receive prompt and proper treatment, it is best to consult an endodontist as soon as pain seems out of the ordinary.
The staff and doctors at Professional Endodontics specialize in diagnosing and treating problems associated with the inside and root of the tooth. In most cases a dental abscess will be treated with root canal treatment or endodontic surgery.
- Root Canal treatment – Over decades of progress in the execution of root canal treatment, endodontists have been able to defeat the stigma that it is a painful procedure that should be feared. Nowadays, root canals are similar to having a routine filling and can be completed within one or two appointments. Root Canal treatment is performed by removing the infected or inflamed pulp within the tooth’s root canals. Then the endodontist disinfects, cleans, and shapes the canals, and, finally fills and caps them with a crown. All of this is done with the use of advanced digital imaging and microscopic dental tools
- Endodontic Surgery – When root canal treatment alone will not save the tooth, endodontic surgery will likely be recommended. The term endodontic surgery can mean several procedures, but the most common is apicoectomy, in which the gum tissue near the tooth is opened to see the underlying bone and remove inflamed or infected tissue. The very end of the root will also be removed and a small filling will be placed to seal the end of the root canal.
At Professional Endodontics, our doctors are in a state of continuous learning in order to assure our patients that we are performing these procedures with the latest knowledge and training in the industry. We also make it a priority to keep our imaging system and surgical tools up to date, to assure that we have every advantage available in the pursuit of saving your natural teeth. Contact Professional Endodontics or visit our website to find a reliable endodontist near you.
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 Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.
29201 Telegraph Road
Southfield, MI 48034