Emergency Endodontist in Washington, DC, and Woodbridge, VA
Do you have tooth pain that will not go away and it is affecting your daily life? Dr. Ali Manesh, DMD, and Dr. Moein Darjani, DDS, at Ideal Endodontics, offer top-notch dental services for traumatic dental injuries, dislodged teeth, root canal surgery, swollen gums treatment, and much more! For more information, please contact our office today or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Washington DC, and Woodbridge VA.
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If you have a tooth that is knocked out, or you have a root canal that is causing pain, then you can go straight to an endodontist. If you have pain and are able to make an appointment or require a referral from your dentist, then this of course is recommended.
A dentist and endodontist both have important roles to play in our well-being and health. Let’s start with a dentist – they provide invaluable treatments that can help preserve the beauty of your smile. Endodontists on the other hand are considered the true heroes of saving teeth as they specialize in endodontic procedures that address problems involving the pulp and root. All dentists receive training in the field of endodontic diagnosis and therapy; however, in complex cases, dentists may typically refer patients to endodontic specialists, who will be able to determine the best way to help alleviate discomfort and preserve tooth function. In addition to providing root canal therapy, endodontists can also perform surgery to fix a tooth that didn’t completely heal after a root canal. They can also perform apicoectomies, which involve surgeries that extract the tip of a tooth’s roots. While endodontists mainly provide treatments that address infection and severe decay, they can also help save teeth that have been cracked or damaged from an injury.
Your dentist is more likely to refer you to an endodontist if you have pain in a tooth or a history of injury that could impact the pulp or roots. While general dentists can provide root canal therapy, many patients prefer to visit endodontists since they have more training and experience. In addition to having two extra years of education beyond dental school, endodontists are typically better trained and more experienced with advanced technology, which is designed to enhance results, streamline the process, and ensure patient comfort. According to the American Association of Endodontists, the average general dentist will only perform about two root canals in a week, while the average endodontist performs 25 to 30. This level of experience normally results in a smoother, more comfortable process.
The American Family Physician reports that about 22% of people have experienced dental or oral pain in the last six months, showing just how common dental emergencies are. Still, however, not every dental situation is considered an emergency. In order to determine if you have a dental emergency, ask yourself the following questions: Are you in severe pain? Severe bleeding and pain are tell-tale signs of an emergency. Have you lost a tooth? Fast treatment can potentially save a tooth. Do you have loose teeth? Adults should never have loose teeth. A loose tooth, even without pain, is a big problem. Do you have an infection? A serious infection or abscess in your mouth could possibly be life-threatening, and treatment should be done right away. You may notice knots or swelling on your gums or swelling around the face. Are you bleeding from the mouth? This is a potential sign of an emergency. Overall, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment is considered an emergency. This also applies to serious infections that can be life-threatening. If you have any of these serious symptoms, you might be experiencing a dental emergency. Call your dentist immediately and describe what happened. If your dentist’s office is not open, you may need to go to ER or an emergency dentist.
If you have dental pain or have a dental emergency, you can contact us through our website. If you have questions about a root canal or any other major dental procedure, you can contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Washington DC, and Woodbridge VA.