Endodontic Treatment

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in problems with the pulp or root of your teeth. They are specialists, and in many cases your general dentist will refer you to an endodontist to treat pain or issues with the inside of your tooth. Endodontists can save your teeth if they have been damaged or cracked, and specialize in treating tooth pain.

Knowing when to see an endodontist is important. If you have any pain, or may have had an injury to a tooth, an endodontist can help you. Root canal therapy is a common treatment, and endodontists have special training in root canal therapy using advanced technology. Endodontists must receive two additional years of training beyond dental school.

Common Endodontic Procedures

  • Root canal therapy
  • Endodontic retreatment
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Treatment for dental injuries
  • Dental implants

If you have been recommended for an endodontic procedure you may be wondering how painful the procedure will be. Endodontists specialize in pain management, and local anesthesia is used to help keep patients relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. After an endodontic procedure patients may experience mild to moderate pain or soreness in the area. This should subside as your body heals.

If you experience pain that does not go away, or extreme sensitivity to hot or cold after your endodontic procedure, we encourage you to call our office right away. Our team is always available to help patients, and we do our best to have you seen as soon as possible. Keeping our patients healthy and pain free is important and your oral health is our priority.

Ready To Schedule Your Consultation?

If you are looking to schedule your endodontic consultation our team can help. During your consultation we will examine the area in question, and determine a treatment plan that works for you. If you have an injury to a tooth or urgent issue we encourage you to visit our office as soon as possible.

Leaving an injured or cracked tooth can lead to infection, and cause other more serious problems if it is not addressed immediately. We love helping our patients and always provide the highest level of care.

To schedule your appointment contact our office, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

Wellesley Oral Surgery & Implant Broken Tooth
The teeth are very hard pieces, but they can also suffer fractures for different reasons. Here we will talk about dental breakage treatments. Know why they happen and what your options are. As dentists, we talk more in depth about the subject. Today there are different treatments to repair dental fracture problems. However, it is always important to know what to do if your tooth breaks.

What Happens If I Have a Dental Break?

When you have a dental break the first thing to do is schedule an appointment with a specialist. The faster you can mitigate the symptoms and discomfort the fracture of the piece. If the dentist cannot see you quickly, ask him about any medications you can take to relieve the discomfort.

It is recommended that you see if you can recover the piece of the tooth that came off. Then you must put it in milk or serum, this helps the piece is not damaged and it is easier to place it.

The discomfort caused by the fracture can be relieved by applying cold compresses to the mouth or cheeks. This depending on the place from which the tooth was detached. With this you can avoid inflammation.

It is also advisable to rinse your mouth with salt dissolved in warm water. This helps you avoid possible infections.

Will I Need to Fill The Broken Tooth?

This treatment is ideal for dental breaks that are not so severe. It can be used in case you manage to find the tooth that broke. It is also very simple and fast, so it does not require several visits with the specialist.

For this procedure the dentist uses resin. With this material they fill the tooth that was detached or can fill the space. It should be noted that this should resemble the natural color of your teeth, so the repair goes unnoticed.

Do I Need a Dental Crown for a Broken Tooth?

There are cases where the injury is more serious, so you should opt for more complex treatments, such as dental crowns. For these you will have to go at least twice with the specialist.

First you should check how serious the trauma was, the dentist will ask for an X-ray. For this treatment the affected tooth is removed. In the hole that remains is placed a dental crown that can be porcelain or ceramic to give a more natural appearance.

The specialist ensures that the dental crown fits into the gap so that it does not protrude and cause problems in the patient’s bite.

What About Endodontic Treatments?

The endodontic treatment is for those cases where the fracture was very serious and came to affect the pulp of the tooth. This breakage can cause even infections, so it is advisable to go to the dentist as quickly as possible.

For endodontics it is necessary to remove the dead pulp of the tooth to avoid more serious problems. Then the root is cleaned to fill the space. This treatment for breaks takes several sessions, although its amount depends on the damage of the nerve of the tooth and what piece it is.

Do I Need Dental Crowns for a Broken Tooth?

There are cases where the injury is more serious, so you should opt for more complex treatments, such as dental crowns. For these you will have to go at least twice with the specialist. First you should check how serious the trauma was, the dentist will ask for an X-ray. For this treatment the affected tooth is removed. In the hole that remains is placed a dental crown that can be porcelain or ceramic to give a more natural appearance. The specialist ensures that the dental crown fits into the gap so that it does not protrude and cause problems in the patient’s bite.

Contact Wellesley Oral Surgery & Implant Center

If you have any additional questions about broken teeth or are seeking oral surgery treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Robert Memory and his friendly team at Wellesley Oral Surgery & Implant Center today!