Endodontists are the specialists in dentistry providing Root Canal Treatments to eliminate infection from the root canals of teeth and restore the supporting tissues to health. The goal of Root Canal Treatment is to save teeth that have been badly damaged.
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. New trauma, deep decay, or a loose, cracked or broken filling can cause new infection.
Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gingival tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.
We use the very latest in 3D imaging technology so we can quickly and easily identify the areas we need to fix before we ever go in. This type of sophisticated imaging allows us to operate more precisely thus minimizing impact and accelerating recovery time.
Cone Beam Computed Tomography combines focused-field 3D technology with dedicated panoramic imaging that delivers the highest possible resolution with the lowest radiation dose.
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Dr. Thousand, III has practiced in St. Augustine, FL since 1999 and is a member of the American Assoc. of Endodontists and the Florida Assoc. of Endodontists.