Endodontic Treatment in North Vancouver, BC
If you have a severely damaged tooth, your dentist may refer you to a specialist known as an endodontist.
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in saving natural teeth and maintaining smiles. Endodontists have advanced dental training, which they use to diagnose and treat issues related to the inner tooth.
Types of endodontic treatment
The following are a few of the dental procedures endodontists perform:
Root canal procedures
A tooth’s pulp can sometimes get infected due to deep tooth decay, a crack, chip, fracture, dental trauma, or repeated dental procedures. The inflammation of the tooth pulp may result in throbbing tooth pain, heightened tooth sensitivity, discoloration of the tooth, swelling of the gums, and tenderness.
When a pulp infection occurs, a root canal procedure may be required.
During root canal treatment, your endodontist will put you under local anesthesia, carefully remove the infected tooth pulp, clean and disinfect the root canal, and enlarge and shape, then seal the root canal.
When a non-surgical root canal treatment alone cannot save a damaged tooth, your endodontist may recommend surgery.
During the surgery, the endodontist can identify and treat issues that were not evident in the initial exam. Endodontic surgery can also be performed to deal with calcium deposits in the canal and treat damage to the root surface or the surrounding bone.
Treatment for traumatic dental injuries
If you have had an accident that resulted in a cracked, chipped or loose tooth, consider seeing an endodontist. Endodontists specialize in treating traumatic dental injuries and can restore damaged teeth.
Although an endodontist’s primary aim is to preserve natural teeth, sometimes a tooth is damaged beyond repair. In such a case, your endodontist may recommend extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant.
Endodontic treatment in North Vancouver
Are you experiencing severe tooth pain, tooth sensitivity, or have you injured your tooth? We can help at Peak Dental Arts.
Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our North Vancouver dentists to determine the appropriate endodontic treatment.
About Our Clinics
At Peak Dental Arts, we provide dental care in North and West Vancouver area. Our goal is to provide patients with exceptional dentistry in a calm, educational and professional environment. We strive to deliver comprehensive dental care, looking at the mouth as a whole in order to give our patient’s teeth the best chance for lasting a lifetime.
To facilitate this, we create long-term strategies that involve the patient’s personal goals. We listen carefully to each patient’s dental concerns and include the patient in the treatment planning process. Creating an inclusive treatment plan and providing engaging patient education is a top priority at Peak Dental Arts.
We recognize our role in the community as both a responsibility and a privilege and we look forward to serving you soon.
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