3 Reasons to Consider Endodontic Therapy

June 24, 2022

Considering endodontic therapy? Here are a few reasons why you should let us help you.

1. Pain Diagnosis

Has your dentist recommended seeing an endodontist to help diagnose the cause of your toothache? Some of us have more miserable toothache stories to tell than others. A toothache can turn a good day into an unhappy one. The worst kind of toothache is the difficult-to-diagnose kind.

Do you have lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods? Have you experienced constant and severe pain and pressure, swelling of the gum and sensitivity to touch? These are just a few of the kinds of pain that endodontists can help with. Learn more: Tooth Pain Guide

At James A. Penney, III, DDS, PA Endodontics we work with the latest in dental technology to find the cause of your pain. Part of our specialty is working with operating microscopes and advanced digital radiography x-ray machines to better see the inner-workings of your tooth.

Our operating microscope features special magnification and fiber optic illumination that allow us to see more detail inside your tooth. We even use small cameras to record digital images of your tooth so that we can better understand your situation.

For x-rays, we use the latest in dental x-ray technology with an advanced digital radiography x-ray machine. Concerned about x-rays? Check out our FAQ page here: Endodontic FAQ

Both of these technologies provide us with the information and digital images we need to find the cause of your toothache. If the problem with your tooth still isn’t apparent to our team, we can send the digital images we produce to other specialists. Our goal is to save your tooth and prevent any further pain or discomfort.

2. Save The Tooth

Modern dentistry has come a long way, but it has yet to find something that matches the comfort and aesthetics of a natural smile.

Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures. About 14 million are performed every year. In most cases they are less expensive and take less time than having a tooth extracted and an artificial tooth or bridge implanted.

To put it simply, an endodontic treatment involves replacing the interior pulp of your tooth. Generally, there is no difference between a regular tooth and one that has been endodontically treated. Your tooth will feel natural and function like normal.

Worried about complications? Complications are rare, but we are always ready to help. The team at James A. Penney, III, DDS, PA Endodontics will study your specific case carefully and account for any risks. If you do experience issues after endodontic therapy, we will be here to help find you the best solution.

3. Injury Treatment

Last but not least, endodontic therapy can help repair a damaged tooth. Is your tooth fractured? Our technologies and specialties can asses the situation and recommend solutions.

Got questions? Our team is ready to answer. Give us a call and we can help you decide if endodontic therapy is right for you.