Your Endodontist in Whitby
Your endodontist in Whitby relieves dental pain and saves your teeth. During root canal treatment, Drs. Grossman and Geisler carefully remove the pulp inside a tooth, clean, disinfect, and shape the root canal, and then place a filling to seal the space. It’s a simple procedure that will relieve tooth pain caused by infection. Here at Whitby Endodontics, we look forward to serving endodontic patients from Whitby, ON, and the surrounding area.
What Are the Symptoms of an Infected Tooth?
When the root of a tooth becomes badly infected, it causes extreme pain. You’ll notice the pain when you bite down or chew. You may also have a painful sensation when you drink hot or cold liquids, which can linger for a time.
Some patients in need of endodontic treatment have small, pimple-like bumps on their gums when they come in for their consultation. These are all common signs of a tooth with an infected root.
What Endodontic Procedures Do We Provide?
After completing dental school, an aspiring endodontist must receive years of additional training. Endodontists focus exclusively on treatments of the dental pulp. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Geisler have been trained and are proficient in many root canal procedures and endodontic treatments, including:
- Cracked Teeth
- Root Canal Therapy
- Root Canal Retreatment
- Root Resorption
- Traumatic Injuries
- Vital Pulp Therapy/Pulpotomy
What is an Apicoectomy?
When a root canal isn’t enough to fix your damaged tooth, your general dentists may recommend an apicoectomy. During this surgical procedure, the endodontist removes the tip of the tooth’s root. The root canal has a permanent filling to prevent further decay and damage. This can save your teeth from future problems and give you good oral health for many years to come. Learn more by following this link.
What are cracked teeth?
A cracked or fractured tooth is often called cracked tooth syndrome (CTS). The fracture can sometimes be small and harmless, or it can cause your tooth to break or split apart. Tooth fractures are common mainly in children and older adults. A cracked tooth can lead to severe pain and discomfort if left untreated.
What is dental microsurgery?
Microsurgery allows the dentist to perform exact procedures with tiny instruments and delicate suture materials. All tools are micro: scalpel, forceps, scissors, elevators, needles, sutures to ensure a precise incision and minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. The benefits of dental microsurgery are:
- Low inflammation risk
- Natural post-operative look
- Maximum precision suture
- Fast healing
What is root canal therapy?
A root canal in Whitby treatment is a procedure in a tooth where the pulp becomes inflamed. The sequence eliminates infection and then restores it to full function and protects the tooth from future microbial invasion. Some of the reasons you might need root canal treatment are: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crown, crack, or chip in the tooth.
What is root canal retreatment?
Sometimes, a previously treated tooth that doesn’t heal properly can become painful months or even years after root canal treatment. If your tooth fails to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance with root canal retreatment. This extra procedure is necessary to save your tooth from extraction. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in a tooth previously treated with a root canal, talk to a dentist or endodontist about retreatment.
What is root resorption?
Root resorption is when the body breaks down and absorbs the tissues surrounding the tooth. Basically, the body starts eating its own tooth. To learn more click here.
What is considered a traumatic dental injury?
Dental trauma is any injury to the mouth, teeth, lips, gums, tongue, and jaw. Soft tissue injuries inside the mouth and dental trauma are excruciating and should receive prompt treatment.
What is Vital Pulp Therapy/Pulpotomy?
Vital pulp therapy treats the pulpal complex of a tooth affected by either caries or trauma. The goal is to treat or protect the pulpal complex, maintain vitality, and comfort.
Read this recent review from McKayla Hembruff:
After having a terrible experience with a root canal at a different dentist office I was very nervous about getting it redone due to complications. Dr. Geisler was amazing and made me feel comfortable and calm throughout the whole procedure. Herself and her staff are always friendly, kind and welcoming. She did an amazing job on my root canal and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
How Can Whitby Endodontics Help?
If you need a root canal in Whitby, ON, and would like a consultation to find out if endodontic treatment will help, please call us at (905) 668-6747 or send us a quick email. We love serving our community and would be honored to serve you.