Endodontics Specialist

High Tech Family Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Westfield, NJ

Teeth that are infected all the way to the pulp need endodontic care. At High Tech Family Dentistry, dentists Arthur Scheiner, DMD, and Suzanne Lorino, DMD, help men and women in Westfield, New Jersey get this expert care to maintain their healthy smiles. Call the office or book an appointment online to take advantage of their expert endodontic skills.

Endodontics Q & A

What is endodontics?

Inside the white outer enamel of your teeth that you flash as you smile are tiny canals that contain blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, known as the pulp. This pulp can become infected, which causes pain and can lead to tooth loss. Endodontics focuses on the care of this sensitive internal part of your teeth.

When do I need endodontic care?

The internal structures and pulp in your teeth don’t really cause pain and you may not be aware of them. However, a deep infection can cause overwhelming symptoms. These include:

  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages
  • Serious discoloration of your teeth beyond what can be treated with traditional whitening
  • Swelling in the soft tissue of your mouth and in the gums around your teeth
  • Pain while chewing or applying pressure

What is involved in endodontic care?

To provide endodontic care, the dentists at High Tech Family Dentistry have training that focuses on issues that can occur deep within the teeth – all the way at the level of the pulp. They look for deep, underlying causes of your tooth pain and provide any necessary treatment to address these issues that exist within your teeth. With the right care, diseased teeth can often be saved.

What types of procedures fall under endodontic care?

You may benefit from a root canal to clear out infected pulp and save the tooth structure. You may also need endodontic treatment to address injuries caused by trauma.

Ideally, your teeth can be saved to maintain your natural smile. Your natural teeth allow you to eat and speak normally as well as support good overall health. But, dental implants are a treatment recourse if you do need infected teeth extracted.

The team at High Tech Family Dentistry are skilled at managing a wide array of complex oral problems efficiently. They use advanced technologies and specialized techniques to view the inside of any affected teeth so the right treatment can be devised for your smile.

To learn more about how to care for the deepest parts of your teeth, call the office or schedule an appointment online.