What Is Endodontics?

Endodontics involves providing treatments to restore your tooth’s health and help keep your natural tooth in place, so you don’t have to get it extracted. One of the most common types of endodontic treatments is a root canal procedure.

A root canal involves extracting the inner pulp of your tooth, which contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues, to treat an infection or damage effectively. Your tooth stays intact, so you won’t have to worry about teeth shifting, which can sometimes happen after an extraction.

Endodontics may also involve:

  • Retreating a failed root canal
  • Draining and treating an abscess
  • Relieving inflammation with an apicoectomy

The goal of endodontic treatment is to preserve your tooth and treat any underlying infections so that you can restore your optimal oral health.

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Why Do I Need Endodontic Care?

You can undergo a variety of advanced endodontic treatments at the office of Robert A Rees, DDS. It’s important to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Rees if you experience any of the following issues:

  • Tooth fracture
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Visible pus around a tooth
  • Abscess or severe tooth pain

Dr. Rees performs a comprehensive exam where he looks at X-ray images, evaluates your tooth, and talks with you about your symptoms. He educates you about your treatment options, so you’re involved in every step of the decision-making process.

What Happens During Endodontic Treatment?

The practice of Robert A. Rees, DDS, proudly offers VIP amenities for all endodontic treatments, including a comfortable headrest and soothing music. Dr. Rees ensures you’re entirely comfortable by numbing your treatment area with The Wand®, which is a premier platform that delivers exact doses of numbing medications for superior pain prevention.

After your endodontic treatment is complete, Dr. Rees either places a filling or gets you fitted for a natural-looking crown. It takes a couple of weeks for your permanent crown to be fabricated, but Dr. Rees can design a temporary crown on the spot so that you can leave the office that day with relief from pain and an entirely restored tooth.