Root Canal Therapy Endodontics Near Me El Paso, TX 915.595.3333
Dr. Scott Perkins, DDS - Endodontists - Root Canals
Endodontist El Paso As a comprehensive dental care provider, Dr. Perkins also provides root canal therapy to El Paso and the surrounding communities. With high level training and equipment, Dr. Perkins makes endodontic therapy a much more streamlined and enjoyable experience for patients.
Most endodontic procedures are done by general dentists. Even so, many dentists are hesitant to tackle this procedure. Dr. Perkins is both a Dentist and an Endodontist.
While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed an additional two or more years of training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. In many cases, a diseased tooth can be saved with endodontic treatment. For this reason, endodontists proudly refer to themselves as Specialists in Saving Teeth.
Root Canals Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.
Root canal treatment is completed in one or two office visits, depending on the presence of infection and the required treatment plan. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. With good oral hygiene, the restored tooth has the potential to last a lifetime.