Endodontics usually refers to the root canal treatment, involving procedures related to the pulp which is the soft tissue at the center of each tooth. It is challenging to treat root canals as they are extraordinarily complex with numerous intricacies like extra canals, calcifications, variations in root canal size, shape and number and other complex anatomies. This calls out the need for an Endodontic specialist, as they can diagnose and treat root canals by using their expertise, extensive knowledge, advanced root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth.
How is a Root Canal Performed?
After giving local anesthesia, a sheet of latex is placed around the tooth to isolate it and keep it clean and dry during the treatment. Usually, the complete procedure can be finished in just a single visit and that too within a short span of an hour. Some cases may require 2-3 visits at the maximum, depending on the degree of infection/inflammation.
High Success Rate
Endodontist therapy has a very high success rate and that is up to 90%, but of course, there are no guarantees. We prefer to keep our patients well informed before treating them so that they can take a well-informed decision. The success of treatment also depends upon how are you taking care of your dental hygiene. We recommend you to visit us every six months for your oral hygiene maintenance.
When to visit an Endodontist?
The root canal treatment can be challenging for a general dentist to handle, yet a cakewalk for an Endodontist.
The following situations signal you to visit an Endodontist for the best diagnosis and treatment:-
If you have severe tooth pain with or without swelling.
If there is pulp damage caused by a blow to the mouth or other traumatic injuries. If you have decay in your teeth that has extended beyond the outer layer (enamel) of your teeth
Sensitivity to hot and cold
How long does it last?
Depending on an effective and frequent oral hygiene routine, a treated tooth can last a lifetime. One should also maintain regular visits to the dentist, at least twice a year for better results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a root canal considered Endodontics?
Yes, Root canal treatment is one type of endodontic treatment.
What is removed during root canal?
The nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and an abscess may form.
What causes root canal?
Root canals happen when a tooth is badly decayed or seriously infected. To protect the tooth, the nerve and its surrounding tooth pulp are removed and the tooth is sealed shut.