Endodontics in Wellesley, MA

Here at Wellesley Dental Arts, our primary goal is to preserve our patients’ natural teeth and smiles. Endodontic treatment allows us to meet this goal and significantly reduces the need for extractions. While extractions are sometimes necessary, our dental team’s preferred approach is to explore other treatment avenues exhaustively before recommending tooth removal.

Endodontic treatment focuses on treating the inside of a tooth. Specifically, an Endodontist treats a decayed or damaged tooth by removing diseased or infected dental pulp from the root canals. Endodontic treatment is sometimes known as root canal treatment. However, endodontics is a vast field that encompasses other treatments besides root canal therapy.

Wellesley Dental Arts is a leading, family-friendly dental practice that offers root canal treatment in Wellesley, MA. Call our conveniently-located office today to schedule a visit with our Board Certified Endodontist near you.

Signs You Need to See an Endodontist

Severe tooth damage often develops over a long period of time. As such, it’s best to incorporate regular dental exams and cleanings into your dental hygiene routine. This way, our dentist can catch dental problems before they escalate.

Some tell-tale signs of dental damage that should alert you to the need for endodontic care include:

  • Darkening or discoloration of teeth
  • Increased teeth sensitivity
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Severe dental pain or toothache
  • Bumps or lesions near the affected tooth

Our Board Certified Endodontist in Wellesley, MA, will comprehensively assess you to determine the extent of the damage. We combine our Board Certified Endodontist’s experience with our office’s advanced dental technology to deliver exceptional and personalized endodontic treatments.

Types of Endodontic Treatments

Based on the outcome of the evaluation, our Board Certified Endodontist in Wellesley, MA, may prescribe various treatments, including:

  • Simple, Non-Surgical Root Canals. This type of root canal treatment involves the removal of infected pulp from inside of the tooth. The Endodontist then seals the canals and the tooth using gutta-percha material. A dental crown may be used to complete the transformation.
  • Surgical Root Canals. Endodontic surgery may be necessary where a non-surgical root canal fails to deliver desired results. Our Board Certified Endodontist may recommend endodontic surgery if you continue to experience pain or inflammation after root canal therapy. Apicoectomy, or root-end resection, is one type of endodontic surgery. During an apicoectomy, the Endodontist surgically removes the ends of a tooth root and then seals the ends to prevent re-infection.
  • Microscope-Assisted Endodontics. Wellesley Dental Arts also offers microscope-assisted endodontics, a new standard in Wellesley endodontics. Microscope-assisted endodontics involves using a microscope during endodontic therapy to enhance accuracy and precision.

To learn more about how endodontic treatments at our Wellesley, MA dental office can help preserve your natural tooth and smile, contact our office today.

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