Endodontist in Palm Desert
Endodontist Serving Palm Desert
If you are having tooth pain or an infection, you should seek treatment at Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics. Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung are endodontists who specialize in certain types of oral health issues for patients in Palm Desert.
What Is an Endodontist?
Endodontics is a subspecialty of dentistry that focuses on conditions that cause tooth pain, such as infections. Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung have received specialized training to diagnose and treat tooth pain with procedures that aim to prevent extractions. As endodontists, they have an in-depth understanding of the inside of your teeth where there is a pulp that is comprised of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues.
Why Do You Need an Endodontist?
Tooth decay most often affects the gums outside of the tooth, but it can also result in bacteria getting inside your tooth. Once inside, the bacteria cause inflammation and damage to the interior of the tooth, including the roots. The goal of endodontics is to treat the infection and preserve the affected tooth. This prevents the need for an extraction and also protects your gums, jawbone, and other teeth from being damaged.
Is an Endodontist the Same as a Dentist?
An endodontist is not the same as a dentist. Your dentist is still responsible for your ongoing oral health care, such as routine cleanings, X-rays, and fillings. The treatments that you receive at Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics are complements to the services that you receive from your dentist. The only times that you see Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung is when your dentist finds a problem that requires specialized treatment.
Types of Procedures by an Endodontist
- CT scans and X-rays for diagnostic purposes
How Often Do You Need to See an Endodontist?
Initially, you will see Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung when you receive a referral from your regular dentist for an appointment at our office. As part of the first appointment, you receive a treatment plan that outlines how often you need to see Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung.
What to Expect From an Endodontist
Seeing an endodontist may seem like an uncomfortable situation, but Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung work very well with their patients in Palm Desert. During the first appointment, an examination is performed. Based on the findings, Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung create a plan of care. They review the details of your condition and explain what to expect from your course of treatment.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Call Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs Endodontics today to schedule an appointment to be seen by one of our endodontists, Dr. Halasa and Dr. Hung. They perform a thorough exam to determine the best type of endodontic treatment for you.