If you have tooth pain, a sensitive tooth, or a consistent unpleasant taste in your mouth, you may have a tooth infection.
Endodontic treatment can remove diseased pulp from your root canal, relieving your tooth pain.
The dentists at Kasperowski Family Dentistry in Westfield, MA, have endodontic training that can restore your quality of life.
We Offer Free Second Opinions
If your dentist recommended endodontic treatment, our doctors are happy to examine your oral health and evaluate your dentist's diagnosis for free. Contact us to request an appointment now.
Why Choose Dentists With Endodontic Training?
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in the health of the dental pulp, nerves, blood vessels, and tissues inside a tooth and its roots. If you have a complex dental issue involving tooth roots and pulp, endodontics can restore your tooth's health.
While endodontists are a type of dentist with specialized training in endodontics, you don't need to make a special trip to an endodontist to receive endodontic care. Two of our dentists at Kasperowski Family Dentistry have advanced endodontic training, allowing them to perform complex endodontic work that goes beyond the scope of their general dental training.
What Endodontics Can Do For You
An infected tooth can cause pain when you're chewing, speaking, or even doing nothing at all. During your dental appointment, your dentist can relieve your pain by removing the infected tissue from your tooth.
Preserve Your Tooth
If you get to our Westfield, MA, office before the tooth is compromised, a root canal treatment can save some of your natural tooth. Our doctors can then strengthen the tooth with a dental crown. A tooth that has been infected for too long may no longer be treatable. If this is the case, extraction may be the best option.
Save Your Oral Health
Dentists who have endodontic training like the doctors at our Westfield office can prevent dental infections from spreading to your gums and other teeth. If left unaddressed, an oral infection can cause you to lose multiple teeth.
Meet Our Dentists With Endodontic Training
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Signs You Have a Root Canal Infection
- Pain when biting
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Swelling in your gums or face
- A pimple on your gum
- A consistent bad taste in your mouth
What If My Tooth No Longer Hurts?
You still need endodontic treatment even if you no longer feel tooth pain. It is likely that the tooth roots have died. The infected pulp is still inside your tooth and will spread to other areas of the mouth without the proper endodontic procedure.
Our Dental Crowns Are Strong and Natural Looking
After root canal treatment, your remaining tooth will be weaker than before it was infected. A dental crown can protect the tooth from any further damage.
Our Westfield, MA, dental office uses advanced materials that are engineered to withstand normal biting forces. If properly cared for, your dental crown can last a decade or longer.
Can't I Just Get an Extraction?
An extraction is an alternative to endodontics. However, it carries drawbacks. Because jawbone tissue may recede without stimulation from a tooth root, you may face jawbone atrophy unless you undergo dental implant surgery. While implant-supported prosthetics are great alternatives for tooth loss, treatment takes several months and is not covered by insurance.
By seeking an endodontic appointment when you first experience signs of a root canal infection, you can save money and your oral health.
If You Need an Endodontic Specialist Contact Us Today
If you need the skillset of an endodontist or endodontic specialist, contact our Westfield office today.
Our dentists provide high-quality endodontic care while providing excellent customer service. Our caring team has more than 50 years of experience and exercises the utmost care for all patients. We have the results and consistent patient satisfaction that you can rely on.
My Tooth Is Compromised. Now What?
If your tooth is too infected to treat, extracting it will save your oral health.
After your tooth is pulled, our dentists may recommend replacing it with an implant-supported crown.
Implants can last a lifetime with the proper care. They prevent jawbone atrophy and help retain your remaining teeth. Dr. Alan Kasperowski has extensive experience in the design and restoration of dental implants.
Request an appointment at Kasperowski Family Dentistry to see if you qualify for dental implants.
Covering Treatment Costs
Endodontic procedures like root canal treatment are considered restorative dentistry. Your dental insurance may cover part or all of your endodontic treatment. Kasperowski Family Dentistry accepts most dental insurance plans and will confirm how extensive your coverage is before your procedure. Be sure to check if your plan requires a referral from your dentist.
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