Dental treatment is not something most people enjoy, and some individuals even delay their scheduled cleanings out of fear or anxiety of visiting their dentist. However, if you are experiencing discomfort or have suffered dental trauma, an immediate visit to your dentist may be necessary. If there is internal tooth damage, they may refer you to an endodontist. Endodontists specialize in the diagnoses of a toothache and performing procedures specifically related to the inner structures of the tooth.
Endodontic Procedures Help Save Teeth
The foremost goal is to save your natural teeth whenever possible. With today’s advancements in dentistry, there are many innovative procedures to restore teeth. An endodontist determines which one is right for you and delivers the expert care you need.
Root canal therapy is a straightforward procedure that removes infection treats an infection located with a tooth root. The affected pulp is carefully extracted, while the inner structures of the tooth are cleaned, disinfected, and filled with bio-compatible material. Dental complications such as an injury, a loose crown, or damaged restorations can expose the tooth to harmful bacteria. In these situations where decay has re-entered sensitive areas after root canal therapy, endodontic re-treatment procedure is a second chance for saving the tooth. This procedure diminishes discomfort and promotes healing.
During retreatment, the endodontist must reopen the tooth and remove the original filling materials. A careful examination of the area is done to detect if there are any other concerns. The endodontist then treats the infection and sterilizes the tooth, as well as reshapes the canals and applies a new filling to the area. Once properly healed, a new crown is placed on the tooth for long-lasting protection.
Treating the Unexpected
Although many dental injuries can be minor, it is essential to your oral health that you have your smile examined by a dentist, as neighboring teeth may have also been affected. Most endodontists offer complete flexibility in the case of an emergency, including weekends in some situations. Patients who seek treatment quickly, have their discomfort alleviated and increased chances of natural tooth survival.
If you or a loved one are experiencing tooth pain, or have suffered a recent dental injury, please do not hesitate to call or visit our practice today!
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