Endodontic Care

At Bethesda Endodontics, we are passionate about providing the finest endodontic care and patient service in a warm, friendly and comfortable office environment.  State of the art technology, evidence based techniques and the most current knowledge are utilized to provide predictable results with long term success.  Our ultimate goal is to meet or exceed your expectations.


What is a Root Canal?

“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.”  Endodontic treatment treats the inside of the tooth.  Root Canal treatment is one type of endodontic treatment.

To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth.  Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.  The pulp creates the surrounding dentin and enamel of the tooth during tooth growth and development.
The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots, where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature, it can survive without the pulp.  The tooth will continue to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.  


How to know if you need a Root Canal?

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip on the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulpal inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.  


What are the signs of needing a Root Canal?

The following symptoms may mean you need a root canal—
Severe pain while chewing or biting
Pimples on the gums
A chipped or cracked tooth
Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
Swollen or tender gums
Deep decay or darkening of the gums
Darkening of the tooth

 

 


Please view the following educational videos found in the links below:

Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Retreatment
Cracked Tooth
Surgery
Office Technologies

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I absolutely loved the staff and Dr. Hsu, he was very informative through my whole procedure and he took the time to walk me through before, during and after the Root canal. I was very scared since this was my 2nd root canal and the 1st one was HORRIBLE experience. I definitely will be recommending him everywhere I go. The office is clean, small and very welcoming. The classical music that plays made me very calm and prepared. I also noticed he only schedules 1 patient at a time, at least when I arrived someone left and when I finished someone arrived. This made it a lot better for me since all the attention was to me. Just perfect!

Solange-findatopdoc

Even a retired dentist needs a root canal on occasion. This happened to be my first experience as an endodontic patient. The treatment was a complex upper molar with 4 canals. I was in pain when I arrived at Dr. Hsu's office. I was treated very professionally and I found the office to be extremely up to date and very welcoming. The root canal was done in 2 appointments, which was best treatment for an infected tooth. Both appointments, Dr. Hsu displayed great skill and caring. My pain diminished considerably and by the second appointment, I had no pain that night. I know how much goes into a procedure like that and the x-ray was something I appreciated more than the average patient. The experience at the office was very reassuring and positive.

Anthony L.-yelp

My first root canal. At 65. Yuk. My wonderful dentist referred me to Dr. Hsu. The experience was as good as it can get. Dr. Hsu went above and beyond in explaining every single detail and never for a moment hurried me. It was painless. I was confident that Dr. Hsu was thorough. His office staff were professional and helpful. The office itself is spotlessly clean and the procedure room has a floor to ceiling window with a beautiful view. All of these things matter to me.
I was in his office four times and each time I heard the patient before me praising and thanking Dr. Hsu, profusely. It wasn't long before I was one of them. I don't have insurance and I didn't check to see if his prices are competitive. It doesn't matter. Should I require additional work, I will happily return to Dr. Hsu.

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