Endodontics is a field of dentistry that involves the diagnosis and treatment of tooth pain, diseases, and infections. As an endodontist, I specialize in treating the dental pulp. This is the soft tissue found inside teeth, which is why the field is called Endodontics – it comes from the Greek words “endo” (meaning “inside”) and “odont” (meaning “tooth”).

I can help if you need a Root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is a procedure that treats an infected root canal by removing the inflamed dental pulp inside of the infected tooth. It’s not true that root canal treatments are painful procedures. I want to assure you that the treatment is, in fact, relatively quick and pain-free. I put my patients usually under local anesthesia.

What other Endodontic treatments are available at Tristate Dental Spa?

I treat fractures to your tooth., traumatic damage to the tooth, and also Re-treat damaged old canals or old dental crowns.

Gingivitis and what you should know about it. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease, caused by excessive plaque buildup around your teeth. Thankfully you should be able to reverse the onset of gingivitis at home by brushing correctly and regularly scheduling an appointment every six months at Tristate Dental Spa so we can give your teeth a good clean. The main symptoms of gingivitis include:

  • Bleeding when flossing or brushing.
  • Red and swollen gums.
  • Regular bad breath.

Periodontitis The next stage after gingivitis is periodontitis, when it gets dire. The inflammation can quickly spread into the bones that hold your teeth together. Your gums will start to retreat, and the plaque will harden into tartar, too, resulting in even more pain and irritation. The main symptoms of periodontitis include:

  • Receding gums.
  • Sensitive teeth.
  • Wobbly or loosened teeth.
  • A bad metallic-like taste in your mouth.
  • Gum abscesses (caused by gum pockets that trap and collect plaque).

Ulcerative Gingivitis It is a type of gum disease caused by a severe bacterial infection. It usually develops rapidly and suddenly. It’s very important that you see us right away if you notice a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Very painful and bleeding gum ulcers.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Excessive saliva.
  • A high temperature.

In addition to these impacts on your oral health, gum disease is also heavily linked to significant health problems in areas of the body other than the mouth, including:

  • Strokes and heart disease.
  • Diabetes.
  • Dementia.
  • Pregnancy problems

Did you know that only 1 in 6 people are aware of the fact that gum disease can increase your chances of developing diabetes and stroke? Given the gravity of the situation, it is essential to take all measures to minimize the risks associated with gum disease. The initial and most effective defense line is to maintain good oral health and visit the dentist as needed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me by using the contact form on our website.

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