Why see an endodontist?

When the soft tissue inside the tooth becomes infected, an endodontist can help repair the tooth. Endodontic dentistry is a dental specialty focusing on repairing the dental pulp. While prosthodontists fix the appearance of a patient’s smile, endodontists help make sure the inside of the tooth is not diseased or inflamed. If the nerves and tissues found inside a tooth are damaged, an endodontist can help save the tooth. While root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures performed by endodontists, their expertise also allows them to treat all types of cracked teeth and dental trauma.

What is an endodontist?

Endodontists are licensed dentists who have advanced training in fixing damaged or infected teeth. They have completed four years of dental school and three years of advanced endodontic training. WVU Dental Care offers two treatment clinics with care from either WVU dental faculty or WVU graduate dentists. Our graduate dentists, who are currently in advanced training, provide treatment under the oversight of our experienced, board-certified faculty.

When should I see an endodontist?

An endodontist can help improve the health and functionality of your teeth and restore your smile. You should see an endodontist if you are having tooth pain, tenderness, or believe that you may have infected teeth or if your family dentist has recommended a visit with an endodontic specialist.

Our clinic offers the following endodontic procedures:

  • Routine to complex root canal procedures
  • Retreatments
  • Endodontic surgery
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