Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry


Family, Orthodontic & Implant Dentistry


Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the complex structures found inside teeth. The Greek word “Endodon” literally means “inside your tooth,” and relates to pulp tissues nerves arterioles." Endotoinists receive additional dental training after completing school in order to enable them perform both complicated procedures like root canal therapy as well simple tasks such has filling cavities or removing extractions if necessary .

A tooth is only considered diseased if there are signs of dental decay. Endodontists will remove the affected tissues and save your natural teeth in most cases, restoring them to health with a crown restoration!

Signs and symptoms of endodontic problems:

  • Inflammation and tenderness in the gums.
  • Teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold foods.
  • Tenderness when chewing and biting.
  • Tooth discoloration.
  • Unexplained pain in the nearby lymph nodes.

Reasons for endodontic treatment

Root canal treatment is performed to save teeth. Most dentists agree that there's no substitute for healthy, natural teeth Root canals are an important part of dental care because they allow you some relief from pain and discomfort when necessary although not all restorations will work with them due to their complexity Endodontic deals specifically with this issue by working on exterior parts of the tooth.

Here are some of the main causes of inner tooth damage:

  • Bacterial infections – Oral bacteria is the most common cause of endodontic problems. Bacteria invade the tooth pulp through tiny fissures in the teeth caused by tooth decay or injury. The resulting inflammation and bacterial infection jeopardize the affected tooth and may cause an abscess to form.
  • Fractures and chips – When a large part of the surface or crown of the tooth has become completely detached, root canal therapy may be required. The removal of the crown portion leaves the pulp exposed, which can be debilitating painful and problematic.
  • Injuries – Injuries to the teeth can be caused by a direct or indirect blow to the mouth area. Some injuries cause a tooth to become luxated or dislodged from its socket. Root canal therapy is often needed after the endodontist has successfully stabilized the injured tooth.
  • Removals – If a tooth has been knocked clean out of the socket, it is important to rinse it and place it back into the socket as quickly as possible. If this is impossible, place the tooth in special dental solution (available at pharmacies) or in milk. These steps will keep the inner mechanisms of the tooth moist and alive while emergency dental treatment is sought. The tooth will be affixed in its socket using a special splint, and the endodontist will then perform root canal therapy to save the tooth.

What does an endodontic procedure invlove?

Root canal therapy usually takes between one and three visits to complete. Complete X-rays will be taken before the treatment begins, which can include an examination of your teeth's condition in detail for more accurate results on how long you'll need or if any other procedures are needed at all during this process.

A local anesthetic will be administered and a dental dam placed to ensure that the surgical area remains free from saliva during treatment. A small opening in the surface of one's tooth will then be created, which pulp can later come out through if necessary.

The patient will first have their teeth cleaned and prepared for the restoration procedure. Gutta-percha is then applied to seal off any remaining root canals, followed by cementing on top of this temporary filling which may be necessary due to lack of function before surgery or other reasons. At last but not least - if all has gone well during treatment sessions so far-, they are booked in for a final crown placement.

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