Robert Scott Nance, D.D.S., M.S., P.A.
Endodontist located in Statesville, NC & Hickory, NC
If you regularly experience tooth pain and sensitivity, and they negatively affect your ability to speak, bite, or chew, you may benefit from endodontics. At Robert Scott Nance, DDS, MS, PA, in Statesville and Hickory, North Carolina, the team specializes in endodontic treatments. The providers are adept at root canal and apexification procedures. Take the first step toward feeling better and call the office or click the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Endodontics Q & A
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a branch of oral health care focused on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal therapy and other procedures designed to treat the interior of your teeth. Thanks to advances in endodontic treatment, cavities and other oral health problems don't necessarily require extractions.
Who can benefit from endodontics?
Anyone who is suffering from tooth pain or tooth sensitivity can benefit from endodontics. If you regularly experience discomfort when you bite down into something or chew your food, schedule an appointment with the team at Robert Scott Nance, DDS, MS, PA.
In addition to graduating from traditional dental school, endodontists like Dr. Nance complete two to three years of additional training in the diagnosis and treatment of tooth pain and sensitivity.
What procedures does endodontics cover?
Endodontists like Dr. Nance perform a variety of oral surgeries, including:
- Root canal treatment
- Incision and drainage
- Revascularization of the open apex
Endodontists also specialize in the placement of dental implants and the treatment of traumatic dental injuries.
Whenever possible, Dr. Nance works to save your natural, permanent teeth. But this isn’t always possible. Following a thorough oral exam, discussion of your symptoms, and review of your medical history, Dr. Nance develops a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.
Is endodontics treatment painful?
If the thought of undergoing a root canal or other type of oral surgery makes you nervous, know that you're not alone. But Dr. Nance and the team take special care to ensure your comfort before, during, and after treatment.
Dr. Nance uses a variety of cutting-edge tools, including ultrasonic instrumentation, surgical microscopes, and all digital radiology. He also offers conscious sedation, a type of sedation dentistry that eases anxiety and fear without putting you to sleep. Under conscious sedation, you’re completely relaxed, but still able to answer Dr. Nance’s questions and follow his commands.
To learn more about the benefits of treatment with endodontics, make an appointment at Robert Scott Nance, DDS, MS, PA, today. Call the office or click the online booking tool.