What is an Endodontist?

What is an Endodontist Root Canal Dentist in Buffalo, NY

Despite the common misconception that dentistry is a singular discipline, the field is in fact quite expansive, and graduates from dental school can pursue careers in a number of specialties. Our office specializes in the field of endodontics. What is an endodontist? Watch the videos below by experienced Buffalo endodontist Dr. Aaron McCann to learn more.

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What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists go through dental school, just as dentists and orthodontists do, but endodontists choose to undergo several more years of specialized training in the field of endodontics. Endodontics literally means “inside the tooth,” and the specialty comprises root canal treatments and root canal surgery, both of which require procedures to be done within your teeth. If you or someone you love has suffered severe damage to their teeth, it is important to seek the care of an experienced endodontist. A general dentist may not have the expertise or tools available to identify and treat seriously damaged teeth or internally damaged teeth that appear fine on the surface.

When Would I Need To See An Endodontist?

An endodontist may be indicated if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or issues:

  • Abscessed Tooth
  • Infected Tooth
  • Broken or Chipped Tooth
  • Inflamed Dental Pulp
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Sports Injury To Your Tooth

Keep in mind that when you are dealing with one of these issues, the damage can spread fast. If your damaged tooth reaches the pulp of your tooth, the pain will become severe and potentially lead to infection. An experienced endodontist can identify the source of your pain and infection and cover the tooth back up so it is no longer exposed and no longer causing pain. Our number one goal is saving your natural tooth so you don’t have to undergo implant surgery, dentures, or another procedure.

If you or a loved one is in need of a root canal, contact our dedicated Buffalo endodontist today. Precision Endodontics P.C. is Western New York’s premier state-of-the-art endodontic dental office providing the finest endodontic (root canal) treatment available in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

We believe that all dental treatment should be painless and comfortable. We expect that your entire experience from the time you choose to make us a part of your dental team until the completion of your treatment will be smooth, painless and precise.

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