Endodontics Specialist

Moderna Dental Studio

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Farmers Branch, TX

If you develop a severe cavity or experience oral trauma, endodontics can limit the pain, preserve your tooth, and prevent the need for an extraction. At Moderna Dental Studio, Noah Cruz, DDS, Mayra Estrada, DDS, and the team specialize in endodontic treatment. Using advanced 3D imaging technology, they can develop a custom care plan that aligns with your needs. To make an appointment at the practice in Farmers Branch, Texas, call or click the online booking tool today.

Endodontics Q&A

What is endodontics?

Endodontics diagnoses and treats problems affecting the tooth pulp. Pulp is a soft substance in the center of each tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels that help your permanent teeth grow in.

By removing the infected or damaged pulp, it’s possible to save your permanent teeth and prevent further complications.

What services fall under the umbrella of endodontics?

At Moderna Dental Studio, the team uses advanced, low-dose 3D X-ray imaging to develop endodontic treatment plans. By taking detailed scans of your tooth (or teeth) they can effectively treat the underlying problem without guessing. 

Common endodontic procedures include:

Root canals

A root canal procedure removes the damaged or inflamed pulp from the center of a tooth. After removing the pulp, your dentist fills the tooth with a material called gutta-percha. Then, they cap the tooth with a crown, restoring it to its near-original shape, strength, and appearance.

Treatment of traumatic dental injuries

If you experience a traumatic dental injury, like a slip-and-fall or car accident, endodontic treatment can repair the damage and limit your discomfort. Using treatments like dental bonding, fillings, or crowns, it's possible to preserve your smile. 

Placement of dental implants

Dental implants replace your natural tooth roots, providing a base for restorations like crowns, dental bridges, or implant-retained dentures. The team at Moderna Dental Studio boasts years of experience both placing and restoring dental implants. Their extensive knowledge and training ensure positive outcomes and optimal oral health.

Am I a candidate for endodontic treatment?

To determine if you’re a candidate for endodontic treatment, the team at Moderna Dental Studio conducts an oral exam, reviews your dental health history, and asks about your symptoms. Then, they take a series of 3D digital X-rays to assess the condition of your teeth and gums and to develop a custom treatment plan.

Whenever possible, the team recommends noninvasive procedures. If preventive care isn’t enough to manage your issues, endodontic treatment may be necessary.

What is recovery like following endodontics?

Following endodontic treatment, it’s normal to experience some mild swelling, increased sensitivity, and minor discomfort. 

Follow your dentist’s recovery instructions. Eat only soft foods for the first few days, take any medication as prescribed, and attend each of your checkups. Your mouth should feel back to normal within a week. 

To see if you qualify for endodontics, make an appointment at Moderna Dental Studio; call or click the online booking tool today.