Patients often think of their general dentist or hygienist as their partner in their dental health. These are professionals they see frequently, who monitor their oral health during each visit and talk with them regarding any progress or potential issues that they find. While both of these dental professionals are vital, an endodontist can be a valuable partner in ensuring oral health, as well.
Patients are typically referred to our office by their general dentist because they needed root canal treatment. Endodontists specialize in performing root canal therapy to help save an infected tooth from extraction. However, this is not our only area of expertise. As an endodontist, our doctor’s specialty training also included providing effective treatment for dental trauma.
Damage or trauma to the teeth, mouth, or jaws can range from very mild to extreme. Our Louisville endodontics office is available for expert consultation, evaluation, and treatment of dental trauma, often extending beyond normal business hours. If a patient or child experiences dental trauma, it’s important they contact our office and their general dentist immediately, so they can be seen and treated as soon as possible.
Dental trauma includes:
- Chipped tooth
- Cracked or fractured tooth
- Knocked-out tooth
- Soft tissue injury to gums, lips, cheek, or tongue
- Jawbone injury
- Damage to dental restoration
- And more
Endodontists are partners in dental health, our team is happy to provide any information regarding the services we offer. Whether a patient needs a quick appointment for dental trauma treatment, root canal therapy to stop the pain from an infected tooth, or a second opinion on whether a tooth needs to be extracted, we are here to help.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with our Louisville endodontist, contact our office.
Scott A. Norton, DMD of Louisville
Phone: (502) 899-5559
4010 Dupont Circle, Suite #276
Louisville, KY 40207