Frequently Asked Questions
Upper Leslie Endodontics
Who is an Endodontist?
An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone a minimum of 2 years of extra postgraduate training to specifically treat Root Canal related cases. This Specialist training allows an Endodontist to:
- Manage and cure diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structure.
- Diagnose facial pain and related problems.
Your general dentist sometimes refers patients for consultation when the diagnosis is complicated or when treatment is more difficult than normal. Aside from providing treatment, Dr. Salehipour educates his patients to understand why they require that treatment. Dr. Salehipour also discusses what treatment involves and what they can do to ensure the best possible outcome. He believes that a properly informed patient has the best chance of achieving the optimal result.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a specialty of Dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures.
Although General Dentists can perform Endodontic treatments, patients are often referred to an Endo specialist when their case is complicated or more difficult than ordinary one.
The tooth pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that are responsible for forming the surrounding Dentin and Enamel during tooth development. The pulp receives its nourishment supply from vessels which enter the end of the root. Although the pulp is important during development of the tooth, it is not necessary for function of the tooth. The tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it even after the pulp is removed.