Are you experiencing excruciating tooth pain? If you have visited a dentist, and they recommend a root canal, it’s important to understand what a root canal actually is, and why you need to schedule an appointment for a root canal.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is required when tooth pulp has become infected due to cavity or trauma. The infected tooth pulp will need to be removed from the tooth, essentially rendered the tooth “dead”.
Why an Endodontist is Needed for a Root Canal
Learn how endodontists’ advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies make them the best choice for root canal treatment to save your natural teeth. An endodontist has advanced education and training in dental pulp diseases. An endodontist goes to an additional three years of advanced speciality education after the completion of dental school, which is a four year program. The additional training allows endodontists the ability to identify complex dental pulp infections, which could be missed from a general dentist.
Advanced Dental Pulp Infection Treatment
An endodontist limits their practice to the treatment of dental pulp, which narrows our expertise down, ensuring patients receive the best treatment for tooth pain. On average, an endodontist completes roughly 25 root canals weekly, continuing to enhance their craft and skill.
Modern Technology in Root Canal Treatment
The right imaging can make a difference in proper treatment of a root canal. Certain roots actually twist and turn, requiring the right tools and equipment to remove the pulp. General dentists do not always have the tools and modern equipment needed for effective treatment. Endodontists work in an area that is extremely small, using dental operating microscopes in order to see the root canal properly to render effective treatment.
Root Canal Treatment in Layton and Centerville
If you are in need of root canal treatment in Layton and Centerville, we recommend contacting our office. At David G. Johnson DDS, we specialize in the treatment of infected dental pulp requiring root canal therapy. Contact our office to schedule a consultation so we can aid in getting you out of pain!