If you are experiencing abnormal tooth pain that worsens as the days go by, your general dentist may refer you to an endodontist. An endodontist is a highly-skilled dental specialist who requires two to three years of additional training beyond what they learned in dental school. They typically have advanced training in diagnosing and treating tooth pain, such as root canals, and are highly skilled at performing complex dental treatments. Endodontists are specially trained in utilizing state-of-the-art advanced dental technology to treat tooth pain and perform root canals. Today, endodontists use innovative technology to treat and save teeth with damage to the soft tissue within the tooth’s roots. No one is more qualified to protect your natural teeth than an endodontist. Having a root canal in Long Island is also less expensive than having to pull your tooth and then get an implant, which can end up costing you thousands of dollars in addition to insurance.
The top reasons you need may need a root canal
- Tooth sensitivity. You may need a root canal if you are experiencing tooth sensitivity to hot and cold foods and liquids. Try a test with both hot and cold beverages to determine if you should see a dental specialist called an endodontist.
- Trauma to your tooth. If you have been in an accident that has caused facial trauma, a root canal may be necessary if there is noticeable swelling from your face, teeth, and gums.
- Dentist referral. There are many instances when a root canal is too involved for your general or family dentist to perform. They may not be accustomed to performing as many as a specialist does in a week, which may amount to upwards of 30 root canals. The root canal may also be too complex and require more advanced technology than your regular dentist has available in their office.
- Pain management. Endodontists are skilled at managing a patient’s pain. Root canal treatments require special equipment to make sure that your experience is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. The precision involved with a root canal treatment requires that you remain as still and quiet as possible so that your endodontist can concentrate on alleviating your pain, and that means making sure the root canal treatment is performed successfully.
- Advanced training to save teeth. Endodontists must continue their training beyond the four-year dental school requirement. This specialty training requires two to three years more, making it possible for them to focus on restorative treatments that can save your infected tooth. That’s why many endodontists not only consider themselves specialists at performing root canals but consider themselves specialists at saving teeth.
Patient comfort is our highest priority!
Long Island Endodontics serves the Long Island community and beyond. Our three board-certified endodontists offer the latest digital X-Ray technology in 3-D, saving you from any unnecessary radiation exposure. We also provide the most advanced anesthetic solutions for a more comfortable dental experience, including gentle injections with The Wand, a less anxiety-producing system for all involved. The Wand lessens the pain for delivering local anesthesia than with the standard needle delivery. Using this unique new computer technology as a guide when performing dental injections focuses on a single tooth and alleviates any unnecessary pain the patient might feel.
Get in touch today!
If your regular dentist has advised you to seek an endodontist’s advice in Long Island, don’t hesitate to contact the board-certified specialists at Long Island Endodontics. We can take care of your root canal in one visit ensuring that you never leave our office in pain. Dr. Craig Berry, Dr. Wendy Rosen, and Dr. Barry Goodman provide you with a pleasant, painless root canal experience using the latest computer-guided anesthetic procedure. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, and that is what we are known for. We provide an exceptional dental experience for every patient. If you’re experiencing pain, don’t wait. Call the root canal specialists at Long Island Endodontics today at (516) 670-1596.