Flower Mound Endodontics

Endodontics in Flower Mound, Texas

Why are Endodontists Called Specialists?
While all Flower Mound endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of Texas dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed additional training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. This is why Texas endodontists proudly refer to themselves as Specialists in Saving Teeth.

Flower Mound Endodontists are dentists who specialize in saving teeth through different procedures which involve the pulp (nerve) and root of teeth. The pulp is the tissue inside the innermost part of the tooth. This is commonly referred to as the root canal–consisting of blood vessels, cells, and nerves of the tooth. These endodontic procedures are done to remove infection, alleviate discomfort, and help preserve teeth.

The word ‘endodontics’ originates from the Greek words endo meaning ‘inside’ and odons meaning ‘tooth’. Endodontists receive a “certificate in Endodontics” after additional 2-3 years of training in an accredited dental program after dental school. All Flower Mound, Texas dentists are trained to treat and diagnose diseases of the pulp (nerve), however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat.

What is a Root Canal?
Has your Flower Mound dentist or endodontist told you that you need root canal treatment? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment.

A root canal is a dental treatment done under local anesthesia to remove a damaged nerve while saving the tooth. The procedure is done under a sheet of latex called the “rubber dam” placed around the tooth to isolate it, hence keeping it clean and dry during treatment.

Endodontic therapy when done properly and under ideal circumstances has a very high success rate, up to 90%. Since all teeth do not follow this criteria, your Flower Mound, Texas endodontist will discuss with you the chances of success for your specific tooth, before any endodontic procedure is done to help you make an informed decision.

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