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Sarasota Endodontic Solutions


General Information

What is an Endodontist and what do they do?

Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth.

In addition to dental school, endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in the field of endodontics. Endodontists study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth allowing for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists.

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Why would I need a root canal?

Endodontic therapy becomes necessary when the pulp (the tissue inside the tooth) becomes infected or inflamed.  Endodontic issues usually occurs due to deep cavities (caries), cracks, chips, repeated dental procedures, or trauma.

Signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal include prolonged cold sensitivity, heat sensitivity, spontaneous aching, pain to biting, swelling or draining infection in the gums.