Moberi Dental Specialists
Endodontist located in Houston, TX
Endodontists are responsible for ensuring the inner soft tissues of your teeth (pulp) are healthy and free of underlying infection. At Moberi Dental Specialists in Houston, you can meet with an endodontist who can help resolve your tooth pain with little to no discomfort. Whether you need a root canal, extraction, or another type of endodontic treatment, schedule an evaluation today. You can either request an appointment online or call your closest Copperfield or Galleria office for availability.
Endodontist Q & A
Why do I need to see an endodontist?
Endodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating issues with tooth pulp. Pulp refers to the inner soft tissues that serve as a lifeline for your tooth, containing tiny blood vessels and connective tissues. If your tooth pulp becomes inflamed or infected, an endodontist is responsible for treating the pulp and preserving your natural tooth.
You might need to see an endodontist if you:
- Need a root canal or a root canal retreatment
- Require bone or gum grafts
- Have a broken or cracked tooth
Not all endodontic treatments are related to deep decay or infection. If you experience tooth trauma, possibly by getting hit during a sporting event or after fracturing a tooth during a car accident, you may need to see an endodontist.
How many endodontic treatments do I need?
It depends on your specific situation, but the team of endodontic experts at Moberi Dental Specialists strive to offer single-visit treatments whenever possible. With root canals and root canal re-treatments, which are needed if a past procedure has failed, your endodontist puts together your treatment plan when you come in for an evaluation.
Typically, they can perform your entire endodontic surgery, including a root canal, bone graft, or apicoectomy, during one visit. If you need a crown afterward, they can provide a temporary crown that stays in place until your permanent crown arrives from the lab. In this case, you just need one additional visit to have your crown bonded into place.
What is the recovery time after an endodontic procedure?
Anytime you have an endodontic procedure, like a root canal, it’s normal to feel some pain and inflammation in the treatment area afterward. You may need to stay home for the day until your sedation has worn off, and apply an ice pack to minimize swelling.
In most cases, you can return to work and resume daily activities the following day, or as you feel comfortable. If you were given stitches, such as for a bone or tissue graft, you might need to wait a couple of days before participating in strenuous activities or exercise. Modern endodontic procedures offered at Moberi Dental Specialists are minimally invasive, so you won’t have to worry about extensive downtime.
The team of gentle and caring endodontists at Moberi Dental Specialists do everything they can to improve and maintain your oral health. If you need endodontic treatment, book an appointment online or over the phone.