Endodontic Care

Endodontic Care in Nashville, TN

When you require root canal treatment, you want the best dental care possible to feel better soon. Make Miller Family Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, your choice of dental treatment for Endodontic Care. We want the best for each patient, and we will provide the dental therapy you need.

What is Endodontic Care?

Endodontic care, or root canal therapy, is provided when a tooth begins to hurt. Sometimes the cause of the pain is due to decay or an old filling that compromises the health of the tooth's nerve. Other times, the cause of the pain is due to trauma. Root canal therapy takes care of the soft tissue inside the tooth. It is a procedure often performed to save the damaged tooth so you don't lose it due to infection.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, unusual sensitivity in your teeth, or tender and swollen gums, schedule an appointment immediately. If the issue requires endodontic care, it is better to get it cared for as quickly as possible. In some cases of infection, there are no noticeable symptoms, but a dentist can identify the problem during a routine dental checkup. This is why it is important to get your teeth checked regularly. We do root canal therapy in our dental office. If the situation requires a complex or difficult procedure, we may refer you to an endodontist or a root canal specialist.

What is the Difference Between a Dentist and an Endodontist?

A dentist is trained in most aspects of dental care and can do root canals. Endodontists continue their education to receive more extensive training in root canal therapy. They only do root canals and are capable of doing more complex cases.

What Does an Endodontist Do?

An endodontist is a dentist who performs root canals regularly and specializes in endodontics. They do not typically perform dental care procedures for fillings and teeth cleaning because their time is spent treating root canals. At Swang Dental care, we want the best for our patients, which sometimes means referring you to a specialist who can do the best job possible for your treatment process.

What Endodontic Procedures are Performed at Miller Family Dentistry?

Our office performs root canals, and we feel we can provide the best treatment for you. This includes caring about your time as well. We will always inform you what to expect from a procedure beforehand, so you can plan accordingly.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Whether you receive root canal therapy at our office or at a specialist, you can count on the following benefits:

  • Better chance of saving your natural tooth.
  • Less costly and time-consuming than extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant or denture.
  • Results in natural, healthier teeth that function well.

Root canal therapy is not a painful procedure, and we take good care of each patient, using anesthetic to minimize your anxiety as much as possible, so you can feel more confident and relaxed.

Is it Better to Go to an Endodontist for a Root Canal?

This is a decision we help you make during the diagnosis. If we find that your root canal will require a complex procedure, we will make you aware of that and tell you whether we can do the procedure in-office or if we recommend going to an endodontist. Of course, if you prefer an endodontist for any root canal, let us know, and we will refer you.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Don't wait to schedule an appointment if your teeth need professional attention. Contact Miller Family Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee, whether you are a new patient or one of our regular patients. We look forward to helping you through experienced and compassionate dental care. Our services are available for people of all ages.

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