When you're experiencing a sinus problem, it’s a good idea to visit an ear, nose and throat doctor instead of a general practitioner. Notice a suspicious rash on your skin? See the dermatologist. The same goes for a painful issue with a tooth. Seeing an endodontist could be the difference between saving that tooth and settling for a replacement that can never function as well as the original equipment.
The endodontic specialists at Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC have the advanced training, techniques and materials to provide treatment that is second to none. Not only have we graduated from dental school, but we have also completed years of additional training focused on diagnosing the causes of a painful tooth, and offering treatments aimed at relieving our patients’ discomfort and restoring that tooth to good health and function. Although some general dentists may offer similar treatments, their training is mostly focused on the tooth’s exterior. Our endodontists are among the small percentage of dentists who specialize in the interior of the tooth.
Tooth pain comes in many forms and degrees of severity. Sometimes it’s a sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages, or a sharp pain when biting into your food. Other times the pain can be a dull ache or pressure in the top teeth, or severe swelling of the gum and sensitivity to the touch. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic technology lets us zero in on possible causes, such as a crack in one of the teeth, an abscessed tooth, or a traumatic injury. Whatever the cause, our treatments are designed to efficiently relieve the pain while keeping the patient comfortable during the duration of the procedure.
When you’re experiencing pain in one or more of your teeth, there is no one more equipped to provide relief while simultaneously saving the tooth than the endodontic specialists at Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office today for an appointment.
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
December 27, 2021