Do Some General Dentists Perform Endodontic Procedures?


Some general dentists, like Dr. Orobitg, are also highly skilled in endodontics (from the Greek roots endo- "inside" and odont- "tooth") which is the study and treatment of the dental pulp inside your teeth beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin. He is trained in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatments.

While many general dentists handle the necessary work following a root canal such as fit dental crowns and bridges and assess teeth and gums to determine if a patient needs to see a specialist, Dr. Orobitg is also trained to perform:

  • Root canal procedures
  • Re-treatment of existing root canals when necessary
  • Endodontic surgery, or Apicoectomy

In addition, he can treat many traumatic dental injuries and cracked or broken teeth.

What Is a Root Canal?

If you need a root canal, don’t be afraid. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year in order to relieve pain and make teeth healthy again.

Pulp tissue contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

Modern endodontic treatment is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting, and chewing with ease in no time.

Advantages of Having a Root Canal Include:

  • Efficient chewing
  • Normal biting force and sensation
  • Natural appearance
  •  Protection of other teeth from excessive wear or strain

Let Us Help

A healthy smile can do wonders for your day-to day life and overall health. Whether you require general dentistry or endodontics, Eddie C. Orobitg, DMD brings over 20 years of experience to Leesburg residents. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!

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