The list below contains the most common endodontic procedures performed by Fort Lauderdale endodontist Dr. B. Harvey Wiener and his experienced, highly skilled staff at B. Harvey Wiener DDS PA Endodontics. We are committed to providing the absolute best care and quality service in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
- Root Canal
- Endodontic Micro Surgery
- Tooth Cracks & Fractures
What is an endodontist? What does an endodontist do?
An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in maintaining teeth through endodontic procedures involving the pulp, the soft inner tissue of the tooth. Every dentist is educated and trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy, however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. In this case, your dentist may have referred you to an endodontic specialist like Fort Lauderdale Endodontist – Dr. B. Harvey Wiener. Endodntists study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. They typically have two or more years of advanced training and education in this type of treatment, (in addition to dental school). As a result, many dentists choose to refer their patients to an endodontic specialist.
Cracked/fractured teeth, toothaches, or any other source of oral pain can often be difficult to determine. Your mouth is made up of a vast network of nerves, and the pain of a damaged tooth often is felt in another tooth and/or in the head, neck, or ear. A Fort Lauderdale Endodontist like Dr. Wiener is a specialist in diagnosing and treating this kind of pain.
What is a Root Canal?
To answer the most common question, yes – a local anesthetic will be given. Next, the “rubber dam”, a thin sheet of latex (non-latex available upon request) will be placed around the tooth to isolate it, keeping it clean and sterile during treatment. A root canal treatment consists of three or four basic steps, however the number of visits will depend on your individual case – the degree of difficulty and whether there is infection or not. Some treatments take two visits, but many are just a single visit.
If you have any additional questions or concerns that are not medical emergencies, please contact us at the telephone number listed above. If you have a medical emergency that requires immediate medical attention please dial 911.