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Endodontics Specialist

Tustin Dental Center

General Dentists, Cosmetic Dentists, and Orthodontists located in Tustin, CA

Endodontics care focuses on relieving severe oral pain that typically appears quite suddenly. At Tustin Dental Center, Ahmed Elgazar, DDS, Ziad Tedini, DDS, and the highly experienced team handle endodontic emergencies using the best state-of-the-art technology, including 3D cone beam imaging, ultrasonic devices, and surgical microscopes. Get fast pain relief now by booking your appointment online or by calling the office in Tustin, California, today.

Endodontics Q&A


What is endodontics?

Endodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with sudden, severe oral pain caused by damage or disease. You may need endodontic care if you have a bad tooth infection, cracked tooth, infected bone under your gums, or other problems that can cause severe pain. 

Usually, endodontics focuses on dental emergencies because severe pain is so often a major problem requiring immediate treatment. Your Tustin Dental Center endodontic care team focuses on prompt treatment to relieve your pain.

Do I need endodontic care?

If you have sudden tooth pain or tooth pain that starts mild and quickly becomes severe, you need an evaluation and care from the team at Tustin Dental Center right away. Generally, ignoring a tooth problem won't make it better. You could lose your tooth, possibly multiple teeth, if the problem spreads by waiting too long to seek treatment. 

What happens during my endodontic appointment?

Because most endodontic patients have severe pain, the Tustin Dental Center team works you into the schedule right away. They examine your mouth, and typically use advanced 3D cone beam technology to capture 360-degree images of your mouth to find the exact source of your pain. 

Then, the team explains your options and helps you make any necessary decisions. If possible, the best option is always to save your natural tooth through procedures like a root canal. Root canal uses the latest technology like surgical microscopes for extreme magnification and apex locators to electronically determine where the tooth root ends.

But, if you need a tooth extraction to relieve your pain, the team explains your options for restorations like dental implants. Once you've decided on the right treatment plan, the Tustin Dental Center team performs your treatment on the spot. You'll get local anesthesia to numb the treatment area completely, and sedation medication if you need it. 

How can I avoid an endodontic emergency in the future?

There are a few things you can do to avoid endodontic emergencies in the future, including: 

  • Regular teeth cleanings
  • Dental exams every six months
  • Brush and floss carefully every day
  • Avoid eating very hard foods like ice
  • Follow all post-treatment guidelines carefully

Following these tips, and adhering to any personalized advice you receive from the Tustin Dental Center team can help ensure you never have to suffer from agonizing endodontic pain again.

Do you have severe tooth pain? The endodontics team at Tustin Dental Center can help. Call the office or book your appointment online today.