What is an ENDODONTIST and what do they do?
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through Endodontic therapy procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. All dentist are trained in diagnosis and Endodontic therapy, however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. That's why you may have been referred to an Endodontic specialist.
In addition to dental residency, Endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in this kind of treatment. They study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to an Endodontist for:
• Root Canal Therapy
• Internal Bleaching of discolored Teeth
• Retreatment of Root Canals
• Root Canal Surgery
What Happens During Endodontic treatment? or What is a Root Canal?
In addition to completing an Endodontic residency at the University of Florida, Dr. Locher- Claus also received a Fellowship from the UF Facial Pain Center.
Facial Pain Diagnostics include over 100 categories, below are several of the most common. Because you may not fit into the "most common" category we provide an extensive examination on every client. Please allow 2 to 3 hours for personalized consultation.
TMJ - Temporomandibular joint, the joint that connects your lower jaw to your skull - it allows you upper and lower jaw to open and close and facilitates chewing and speaking.
- TMD - temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.
- Trigeminal Neuralgia - sharp lancinating pain.
- Facial Muscle Pain - Masticatory and Cervical Myofascial Pain Dysfunction
- Phantom Tooth Pain
- Atypical Neuralgia
- Headache - migraines, cluster, tension, etc