What is Endodonics?

The area of dentistry known as endodontics deals with the dental pulp and the tissues that encircle a tooth’s roots. Greek words “endo” and “odont” are used to denote “inside” and “tooth,” respectively. The delicate pulp tissue inside the tooth is treated with endodontic therapy, also known as root canal therapy. A dentist with a focus on tooth preservation is known as an endodontist.

After graduating from dentistry school, endodontists undergo two or more years of advanced training in the field. They carry out both simple and difficult endodontic treatments, such as root canal therapy, endodontic surgery, and specialized procedures to preserve teeth after severe dental trauma. Endodontists are masters at effectively treating a variety of complex endodontic issues because they concentrate their practice on particular procedures like root canal therapy, surgery, and trauma. Endodontists use cutting-edge tools and specialized methods that give them a highly accurate view of the interior of the tooth and enable them to treat it quickly and comfortably.

How does a canal treatment works?

An x-ray of the arch will be taken by our endodontist, a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of tooth pulp diseases and injuries, in order to determine the shape and severity of the inflammation and the best course of action.

Following anesthesia, a latex dam is applied to the tooth to prevent anything, including saliva, from entering the tooth and to keep the treatment region dry. The endodontist will then clean the canals and extract the pulp tissue.

The next stage of root canal therapy includes sealing cement and gutta-percha filling each canal. As a biocompatible substance, gutta-percha has no impact on the mouth.

The tooth will be temporarily filled by the dentist, and at a subsequent appointment, the tooth will be sealed with a permanent filling or a dental cap.

 

When is root canal treatment necessary?

There are several signs that let you know when you need endodontic procedures, including:

• the development of an abscess at the tooth’s base; 

• persistent sensitivity to heat and cold; 

• excruciating pain that lasts throughout the day or while chewing; 

• tooth rupture;

A pus-filled sac known as an abscess, which develops at the tooth’s base when the dental pulp becomes infected, results from the bacteria multiplying in the pulp chamber and the dying pulp. Other facial regions may experience discomfort and swelling as the infection worsens.

Thanks to the root canal procedure, the restored tooth will typically regain the ability to mastic once the infection has been treated. However, it is crucial to meticulously manage oral hygiene following endodontic therapy.