Endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment, regards the soft pulp inside the tooth. A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
What Is A Root Canal?
The procedure involves removing the damaged tissue, cleaning the area, and filling it with a special material. A root canal can be performed by a dentist or an endodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in this type of treatment. Root canals are usually successful and can help to preserve your natural teeth.
Find The Best Option Available For You
Prior to engaging in endodontic treatment, accurate-care diagnoses of the tooth pulp and surrounding tissues are required by the professional performing the procedure. This allows him/her to choose the right treatment option to preserve the longevity of the tooth and surrounding tissues. Dentists and endodontists are tasked with considering the anticipated prognosis of the tooth, as well as a patient’s needs, when suggesting a treatment option. A thorough history is required (which includes a patient’s symptoms and medical history), along with a physical evaluation and diagnostic tests.
Having a root canal performed is the best treatment available to save a tooth that would otherwise die and need to be removed. Many patients think that removing any tooth that has a problem is the obvious solution, but that would be naive. What a lot of people don’t realize is that pulling a tooth is ultimately more costly and has the potential to cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime. Contact our office to learn more about endodontics and what we can do for you!
what to expect
During a root canal, the tooth is numb and all decay in the tooth and pulp is removed, and the inside is disinfected. Then the pulp chamber is filled and sealed to prevent reinfection of bacteria. After treatment is complete the tooth is then prepared and fitted with a crown to ensure strength and longevity.”