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Even if you diligently brush, floss daily and get and regular checkups, tooth and gum problems can still occur. Fortunately, technological advances in dentistry have made it possible for people keep their natural teeth longer than ever before. Whistler endodontist Dr. Mark Olesen, D.M.D., Cert. Endo, FRCD(BC), has helped many of his patients in the Whistler area save their natural teeth and improve their oral health.
What Does an Endodontist Do?
An endodontist specializes in saving diseased teeth and helping patients maintain their natural teeth. Endodontists diagnose and treat tooth pain. They also perform root canals and other procedures involving the interior of the tooth. Dental problems that endodontists commonly treat include:
- Cracked or dislodged teeth
- Root fracture
- Traumatic dental injuries, such as teeth that are knocked out
- Tooth abscess
- Tooth pain
What Types of Treatment Does an Endodontist Provide?
The type of treatment administered by an endodontist depends on the nature of the symptoms being treated. Endodontists specialize in procedures that primarily focus on saving a tooth, but they will also consider other treatment options as necessary. Common endodontic treatment options include:
- Endodontic surgery
- Endodontic retreatment
- Root canals
Endodontic treatment can help you keep your natural smile and not have to resort to wearing dentures. If you take good care of your teeth after undergoing endodontic treatment, your natural teeth should last a lifetime.
Looking for a Whistler Endodontist?
If you are looking for a qualified endodontist in Whistler, endodontist Dr. Mark Olesen of the Dental Specialists of Whistler is a dental specialist who is very passionate about endodontics and is dedicated to providing quality care and customer service to his patients. Dr. Olesen holds a dental degree from the University of British Columbia. After practicing dentistry for six years, he went on to complete his graduate degree in Endodontics at the University of California. Dr. Olesen is also a member of the British Columbia Society of Endodontists and the American Association of Endodontists. He is also a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia Graduate Program in Endodontics. You can call or visit the Dental Specialists of Whistler’s website to schedule an appointment with Dr. Olesen.