The teeth are the toughest part of the body essential to bite and chew food and for speech. The prevention and treatment of the teeth problems, malformations of the teeth, gums, and oral cavity care is managed by dentist. Endodontist deal with the inner part of the tooth or the dental pulp diagnosing and treating tooth pain. The look for the cause of oral and facial pain.
The dental pulp is the innermost part of the tooth protected by the enamel (outer part of the tooth). This hard casing of the pulp protects it from becoming infected by microbes present in the mouth. The enamel is eroded leading to formation of cavities(holes) exposing dental pulp to the microbes as well as to hot and cold temperatures, in case of tooth decay. The pulp is rich with nerves and blood vessels, infection of the pulp can lead to sensitivity and toothache.
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Endodontic procedures involve treatment for the inner tissues of the teeth, or dental pulp.
Endodontist perform root canal treatment, apicoectomy and other surgeries like dividing a tooth in half and removing one or more roots.
The root canal treatment involves the crown of the tooth (the part above the gum that we chew with) whereas an apicoectomy is done on the root of the tooth. The infected tissue at the root is cleaned and a filling is put to avoid further infection.
Root canal treatment is the most common procedure and is done to save a tooth whose only other alternative is extraction. Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (core layer of the tooth), becomes inflamed or infected.
A non-surgical root canal procedure, endodontist drills to get access to the root canal (the hollow area inside the tooth with nerves) to clean it and fill it.
A crown provides support to the tooth keeping its health and functionality intact.
Most patients recover from their root canal after a few days, but some may need upto few weeks.
A dentist usually cleans and does filling in the teeth. Endodontists are specialists diagnosing tooth pain from the inner part of the tooth and dental pulp. They perform root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the inner issues of the tooth.
After treatment with an Endodontist the teeth are as good as the natural ones and require the patient to follow normal dental hygiene. Avoid chewing or biting from the affected side.
Surgical endodontic treatment are usually successful greater than 90% of cases.
The symptoms are-
The procedure performed by an endodontist are:
Symptoms: The symptoms indicating endodontic treatment are
sensitivity to cold or hot, damage such as crack, chip or fracture, sensitivity when biting, tenderness deep in the bone, spontaneous throbbing pain, discoloration of the tooth, or facial swelling.
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