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If you need root canal therapy, finding endodontics in Woodbridge will relieve your pain. Endodontists handle complex or complicated root canals that general dentists believe need a specialist’s expertise. Some of our patients visit our office directly, preferring to have a tooth pulp specialist perform their root canal. Endodontists are also known as specialists in saving natural teeth.
What is the Difference Between an Endodontist and a Dentist?
Endodontists are dentists who have several more years of post-doctoral training in endodontics. While general dentists perform root canals in addition to the multitude of other procedures that they perform, endodontists typically perform several dozen root canals each week, so they have significantly more experience in the procedure. You may choose to have your general dentist perform your root canal if he or she feels comfortable doing so. However, you can always choose to have a specialist perform the procedure. Endodontists also treat traumatic dental injuries, such as fractured or cracked teeth.
What Does an Endodontist Actually Do?
Endodontists treat problems with the pulp inside of teeth, including infections, inflammation and damage. Since the pulp has nerves, any problems in the pulp can cause severe pain. Our endodontist in Woodbridge will determine the source of your pain and suggest options that will save your tooth. Endodontists typically suggest a root canal, which is why people call them root canal specialists. Our root canal specialist in Woodbridge is experienced at performing pain-free root canals that stop the pain. READ MORE
What Happens During an Endodontist Appointment?
If your family dentist referred you to our office, or you came in on your own with an agonizing toothache, the first thing that we ask is for you to fill out a new patient form, which asks about your medical history and any medications that you take. Bring a list of your current medications with you to save time. If your dentist referred you, we most likely already have your x-rays, but if you came in on your own, our root canal expert in Woodbridge will take x-rays. After viewing your x-rays and having an examination, you will learn about your options for treatment.
If you need a root canal, you may have it on the day of your appointment. If you choose to wait, you will need to return on another day. Our dentist will give you something for the pain and swelling in the meantime. Call our office to arrange your appointment as the pain will not go away on its own.
Call Dental One Associates of Virginia to Request an Appointment with a Skilled Endodontist in Woodbridge
At Dental One Associates of Woodbridge, our endodontists understand that patients in pain need treatment immediately, along with reassurance that root canal therapy is not painful. You can expect compassionate care in a comfortable environment.
We strive to have the best endodontists in Woodbridge treating you, giving you the best chance of saving your tooth. If you experience severe tooth pain that gets worse when you bite down, call our office at (703) 910-5020. The sooner you call, the greater the chance that we can save your natural tooth.