Durham Dental Care
At the office of Thomas S. Clifton, DDS, we focus on the complete dental health of our patients by providing comprehensive dental care for the whole family. Additionally, Dr. Clifton provides endodontic care and works closely with excellent endodontic specialists for any teeth needing further treatment. Whatever your needs may be, Dr. Clifton has the means and resources to ensure your smile is healthy, comfortable and something you are proud to show off.
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that involves the treatment of the area of soft tissue inside the tooth. Often times, the only way to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected is to clean out the soft tissue within, which is better known as a root canal. Dr. Clifton has years of experience finding the cause of oral and facial pain and determining the best treatment options for decayed teeth.
There are a variety of reasons a patient might need endodontic treatment, but some of the common causes that require a root canal include:
- Inflamed/infected tooth pulp
- Severe sensitivity to hot and cold
- Significant tooth decay
- A chipped or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth
- Swelling or tenderness near the infected tooth
- Repeated dental procedures on a tooth
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please contact Dr. Clifton's office immediately.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Clifton and his staff understand that dental treatment can be intimidating, which is why we are always happy to answer any questions and help you through the process. Your dental health is our top priority, so Dr. Clifton has included information about oral hygiene, treatment options and much more throughout our website. If you are experiencing tooth pain, please contact our office right away.