Meet Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS – Endodontist

What is an Endodontist and what procedures do they perform?

AnĀ Endodontist is a specialists in saving teeth. They are trained in performing root canals and other procedures to saveĀ teeth. Endodontists perform Root Canals, Endodontic Re-treatments, Endodontic Surgery, Traumatic Dental Injuries and Dental Implants.

If your tooth has become diseased or injured from an accident, an Endodontist can use surgery to locate small fractures or hidden canals that weren’t detected on the x-rays. Surgery may also be needed to remove calcium deposits in root canals. If the root is damaged, Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS, Endodontists at the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo will use advanced technologies like digital imaging and microscopes to
perform a quick, pain-free surgery to cure the problem area.

Many surgical procedures can be performed to save a tooth. The most common is Apicoectomy or root-end resection as it is commonly called. This type of procedure is occasionally performed when there is inflammation or infection around the bony area at the end of your tooth after your root canal procedure.
This is a micro-surgical procedure where Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS will open up the gum tissue near the tooth to see the underlying bone and to remove any inflamed or infected tissue.

Finally, Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS will remove the very end of the root. I have had this procedure done myself and where I once had severe pain, now is pain free. A small filling may be placed to seal the end of the root canal and possibly a few self dissolving stitches or sutures may be required to help the tissue heal. Over a period of a few months, the bone will heal. You will need a little local anesthetics for this procedure, so you might want to have someone be there with you to drive you home. This allows our patients to be more comfortable and most people return to their normal activities the next day. Post-surgical discomfort is generally mild as long as infection doesn’t set in.

Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS Endodontist at the Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo is a specials who really cares about his patients and the customer experience, especially when it comes to feeling comfortable during a small to mid sized dental surgery. The care and follow up care is exceptional with Dr. Tyson Curtis, DDS at The Vartanian Dental Group in Mission Viejo, so schedule your appointment today at 949-586-5669 and experience the amazing service and exceptional dental care!