Why See an Endodontist? Posted on September 24, 2018

Saving your teeth, one root at a time.

Many of us are familiar with the dentist. A dentist is doctor of oral health ensuring your teeth and gums are healthy, while helping you keep those pearly whites, white! However, if you are experiencing issues with serious tooth pain, hot and cold sensitivity or if you’ve injured a tooth, your dentist may refer you to an Endodontist.

What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists are specialized dentists that concentrate in studying and treating the interior center of your teeth called the dental pulp, or simply, the root. The dental pulp is the area of your tooth made up of connective tissue and cells.  When you experience issues in this very sensitive area, your general dentist may refer you to a specialist. Endodontists are specialists trained to help preserve your natural smile, but if your course of treatment requires an implant, endodontists can take care of that too.

Endodontic Treatments and Procedure

·        Tooth pain treatmentEndodontist Pittsburgh

·        Root canal treatment

·        Cracked teeth

·        Apicoectomy (root resection)

·        Treating a traumatic dental injury

·        Dental implants

While your dentist is perfectly suited to complete general oral exams, address cavities, perform fillings, and even the occasional root canal, anything more serious and extensive at the root of your tooth, may require a specialist. Many dentists partner with endodontists so you shouldn’t be surprised to find one at the practice you frequent. However, if your dentist’s office doesn’t specialize in Endodontics look no further than Endodontics of Cranberry!

With the start of his Cranberry, PA practice in 1994, Dr. Gregory Semashko made it his mission to treat each one of his patients as individuals. At Endodontics of Cranberry, Dr. Semashko and his team understand everyone requires their own personalized treatment plan. While many of us have the commons fear of going to the dentist, Dr. Semashko and his compassionate staff will put your mind at ease. Contact Endodontics in Cranberry at 724-452-7080 or schedule an appointment online.