What Does an Endodontist Do?

Two Dental Partners of Boston Endodontists

Endodontics is a specialized field of restorative dentistry that focuses on the treatment of dental pulp and surrounding tissues.

The dental pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause a range of painful symptoms, such as toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold, and swelling of the gums.

An endodontist is a dental specialist who is trained to diagnose and treat problems with the dental pulp and surrounding tissues. Our endodontists, Dr. Nikkholgh and Dr. Moulazadeh, are experts in performing root canal therapy, a procedure that involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from inside the tooth, cleaning and shaping the root canals, and filling them with a biocompatible material to prevent further infection. They also perform other procedures, such as retreatment, apicoectomy, and regenerative endodontic procedures or REPs.

At Dental Partners of Boston, our doctors are highly experienced in providing comprehensive care to patients. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that our patients receive the best possible treatment outcomes. We are committed to making our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their procedures.

Common Maladies Endodontist Treat

  1. Tooth decay: If the decay penetrates the tooth’s pulp, an endodontist may perform root canal therapy to save the tooth.
  2. Trauma to the tooth: A tooth that has been broken, cracked, or dislodged due to trauma may require treatment.
  3. Dental abscess: An abscess is a painful infection that forms at the base of a tooth’s root. Treatment is often required to remove the infection and prevent it from spreading.
  4. Gum disease: Advanced gum disease can lead to tooth loss and require treatment to save the remaining teeth.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or believe you may need treatment, we recommend that you come to Dental Partners of Boston where our endodontists can evaluate your needs. We can help restore your dental health and alleviate any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing. Contact us today to request an appointment.

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