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Endodontics

Cedar Mountain Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Newington, CT

If you have a toothache, see your dentist right away to help prevent serious complications, including tooth loss. At Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, Connecticut, Zach Korwin, DMD, Gary Toubman, DDS, and their expert team offer endodontics treatment to restore the inside of your tooth or its roots. Schedule an appointment with Cedar Mountain Dental by phone or online, or walk in for a same-day appointment.

Endodontics Q & A

What is endodontics?

Endodontics is a dental specialty in which your provider diagnoses and repairs injuries to structures within your tooth, including its roots and pulp. The team uses the latest advances in dentistry to diagnose the cause of tooth pain and save teeth from extraction whenever possible.

What is endodontics used for?

The expert dental team at Cedar Mountain Dental offers endodontics procedures to promptly treat your condition before serious complications develop. Endodontics is used to:

  • Maintain optimal dental health
  • Preserve your bite and smile
  • Remove infection
  • Relieve tooth pain
  • Salvage an infected or damaged tooth
  • Prevent infection from spreading
  • Save a tooth from extraction
  • Root canal retreatment

Seeking treatment immediately after symptoms appear offers your provider the best chance of restoring your tooth.

What are signs of a dental emergency?

You may require endodontics treatment during a dental emergency. Signs and symptoms you require prompt dental care include:

  • Toothache
  • Hot or cold tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Pain with chewing
  • Hole or crack in your tooth
  • Facial swelling
  • Gum swelling
  • Dental trauma

The Cedar Mountain Dental team can accommodate you for walk-in and same-day appointments during dental emergencies.

Is endodontics treatment right for me?

To determine if you require endodontics treatment, your Cedar Mountain Dental provider reviews your symptoms and examines your mouth, teeth, and gums. They use dental X-rays to determine the severity of the tooth damage. 

Your dentist might recommend a root canal, crown placement, extraction, dental implants, or apicoectomy (a dental procedure in which your dentist removes the end of your tooth’s root and restores it).

What happens during endodontics treatment?

During endodontic treatment, your provider numbs the affected area and may complete the following:

Root canal

During a root canal, your dentist makes a hole in the top part of your tooth and removes decay or infection in the tooth’s inner pulp. It’s filled with dental materials, sealed with a filling, and a crown is often placed over the top for extra protection.

Dental implant placement

If your tooth requires extraction due to severe decay or infection, your dentist can place artificial tooth roots in your jaw to support a crown or bridge and eliminate gaps between teeth. The team might first complete bone grafting to strengthen your jaw.

Apicoectomy

During an apicoectomy, your dentist removes infected or inflamed tissue at the end of your tooth’s root, places a filling in the root to seal it shut, and allows the bone to heal around it.

Give yourself the best chance of saving a damaged tooth by calling Cedar Mountain Dental or booking online at the first sign of pain and swelling.