Endodontics Specialist

Amazing Grace Family Dentistry

Quincy Attipoe, DDS

Dentist located in Dallas, TX

Tooth pain and discomfort can be signs of a damaged or infected tooth. Quincy Attipoe, DDS, at Amazing Grace Family Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, provides endodontic procedures — like a root canal or apicoectomy — to help save your teeth and keep them looking healthy. Call or book an appointment online today for more information on the endodontic procedures that Dr. Attipoe and the team at Amazing Grace Family Dentistry have to offer.

Endodontics Q & A

What are endodontics?

Endodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the nerves inside of your teeth when they become infected, inflamed, or damaged.

The most common endodontic treatment is a root canal, a dental procedure in which the damaged nerves inside of your tooth are removed.

More complicated endodontic procedures include:

  • Apicoectomy
  • Retreatment
  • Endodontic surgery

Why would I need to call an endodontic dentist?

Endodontists are trained in saving infected teeth; it’s their specialty. If you feel a dull ache or sharp pain in your tooth when chewing, eating, or drinking, you may be dealing with a damaged tooth.

Nerve damage to the teeth is not uncommon. When the nerves inside the teeth become infected or inflamed — sometimes due to traumatic injuries, cracked teeth, or infection — they can cause serious pain and discomfort.

An endodontic procedure at Amazing Grace Family Dentistry, like a root canal, helps relieve the pain and inflammation inside your tooth so you can get back to living your life.

What are the warning signs that I need an endodontic procedure?

You may feel no symptoms at all if you are suffering from an infected tooth, which is why it’s important to schedule routine bi-annual visits with your dentist.

The most common signs of a damaged or infected tooth include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Pain when chewing
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Gum inflammation
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Swelling

Tooth pain only worsens over time and can lead to an abscess and bone loss in the jaw, so make an appointment with Dr. Attipoe right away if you’re experiencing any of these uncomfortable symptoms.

What is a root canal?

The most common endodontic procedure, a root canal is the removal of the damaged nerves in your teeth when they become infected.

Should you need a root canal, Dr. Attipoe and his team numb the area surrounding your infected tooth with local anesthesia, drill into the infected tooth, and clean out the infection inside.

They then fill the empty space with a sealant called gutta percha and typically fit you for a new crown to help improve the appearance of your tooth.

It won’t take long before the tooth pain, inflammation, and discomfort from your tooth infection start to subside, giving you the chance to start enjoying the foods and drinks you love once again.

Call or book an appointment online with Amazing Grace Family Dentistry to learn more.