Compassionate, Customized, Comprehensive Endodontics Care With Our Victorville Endodontist, Dr. Paul S. Bell, DDS
Did you know that all endodontists are dentists—but fewer than 3% of all dentists are endodontists? Dr. Paul Bell is an experienced endodontist who’s proud to offer his skills and services to children, teens, and young adults living in and around the Victorville, CA area.
What Does an Endodontist Do?
An endodontist is a dentist who has received specialized advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders related to structures inside the tooth. From the Greek “endo,” or within, and “dontic” teeth, endodontics focuses on tissues such as tooth pulp, nerves, and arterioles.
Endodontists commonly diagnose and manage conditions such as:
- Bacterial infections
- Tooth decay
- Tooth injuries, including fractures and luxations (common during sports)
How Children, Teens, and Young Adults Can Benefit From Endodontics
In the past, teeth with diseased or damaged internal structures would simply be removed surgically. But endodontists have advanced training that enables them to save the real tooth in a majority of cases.
From a cosmetic point of view, the ability to preserve the real tooth is essential for kids and teens who may otherwise feel self-conscious about their smiles. Being able to preserve a tooth can also reduce the risk of future dental or oral complications.
What to Expect at an Endodontics Appointment
The chief component of endodontics services is root canal therapy—extracting damaged inner tooth structures and sealing the resulting gap with a crown. This restores the integrity and functionality of a damaged or diseased tooth.
All our procedures are done in a calm and welcoming environment that eases the minds of our young patients! We’ll answer all your questions and explain our recommendations to keep you all well-informed.
Does Your Child Need Endodontics Services?
If you live near Victorville CA and believe your child could benefit from endodontics services, call the office of Dr. Bell at (760) 245-8684 to schedule an appointment.