Kathleen S. Boyd, DDS, MS

640 Statesville Blvd., Suite 3
Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-3636
(704) 637-3184 fax
kboyd@kbendo.com

What is an Endodontist?

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An endodontist is a specialist in the area of soft tissue inside the tooth. Endodontists receive advanced education after graduating from dental school and typically only deal with endodontic-related problems.

The most common endodontic procedure is a Root Canal. A common misconception is that a root canal is an uncomfortable procedure. Actually, root canals are similar to having a cavity filled, producing minimal discomfort.

Common causes for the need of endodontic treatment:

  • Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
  • Severe sensitivity to hot and cold elements
  • Tooth decay
  • Chipped or broken tooth
  • Blow to the tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
  • Repeated dental procedures on a tooth

Please contact our office for an evaluation if you experience any of the symptoms above.