Alabaster, AL Endodontic Services
At Boohaker Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, our endodontist, Dr. Boohaker, is dedicated to both the health and safety of all of his patients. An endodontist is a dentist that specializes in maintaining oral health with endodontic therapy procedures. These involve the inner tissue of the teeth known as the pulp. Endodontic specialists are well versed in diagnosing and treating dental problems involving this part of the tooth.
More about Endodontic Treatment in Alabaster, AL
With endodontic treatment, anesthesia is used to numb the area. The type of treatment a patient receives depends on the degree of inflammation or infection and the degree of the difficulty of treatment. Dr. Boohaker can evaluate each patient’s oral health situation and suggest the best option for their situation.
Root canal or endodontic therapy focuses on removing the pulp and other connective tissue to reduce or eliminate pain, discomfort, inflammation and/or infection in the tooth. If the root canal or endodontic therapy isn’t successful leading to pain or fails to heal, Dr. Boohaker can offer more intense treatment options too. However, this is a rare occurrence. It is important to schedule an appointment if you feel that a tooth that has been treated in the past isn’t healed properly to avoid future problems and/or extractions.
Pulp damage is sometimes caused by trauma, injuries, cracked teeth or severe tooth decay. This makes preventative dental care appointments important to keep. Dr. Boohaker recommends an examination and dental cleaning at least once every six months.