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Endodontics in Pittsford

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Endodontics refers to treatments and procedures involving the inside of the tooth, including the tooth pulp, nerves, and tissues. If your tooth’s nerve is diseased or damaged, your dentist may recommend endodontic treatment rather than a tooth extraction. Endodontics can save your natural tooth and restore its health and functionality. Root canal therapy is the solution to endodontic problems.

You may need endodontic treatment if you have experienced:

  • Bacterial infections: A severe infection can leave your tooth decaying and in poor condition
  • Fractures and chips: Depending on the size of the fracture or chip, your tooth may need root canal therapy
  • Tooth trauma and injuries: A severe face/mouth injury can loosen, dislodge, or otherwise damage a tooth, requiring root canal therapy
  • Lost/knocked out teeth: If a tooth has been knocked out of your mouth, take care to rinse it and place it back in the socket quickly. If the tooth cannot be put back into your mouth, place it in dental solution or milk until you can visit your dentist

If you need immediate attention from a professional. Sanger Dental at the Basin offers emergency dental services to treat your severe mouth injuries and tooth problems.

Contact us at (585) 299-5495 today if you are experiencing inflammation, sensitivity, tenderness, or tooth pain. Our Pittsford dentist can examine your smile and recommend an effective solution.

What is a Root Canal?

At Sanger Dental at the Basin we offer one- visit Root canal therapy that can salvage a tooth that would otherwise need to be pulled out due to severe damage or disease. This would be an alternative to tooth removal through oral surgery. During a root canal, Dr. Sanger will numb the tooth and apply a rubber sheet on top of it to keep it dry. He will then insert a series of root canal files into an opening made on top of the tooth, removing pulp, tissue, and bacteria, and decay. After this thorough cleaning, the tooth is sealed with either a permanent filling.

Your tooth may be inflamed and sensitive for some time following the procedure, but the discomfort will subside as the tooth heals. If further treatment is needed, Dr. Sanger will discuss those options with you.

Trust the experts at Sanger Dental at the Basin to perform your root canal with care. Schedule an appointment by calling (585) 299-5495.