What is Included in Endodontics?

What is Included in Endodontics?

August 1, 2022

Endodontics is the field of dentistry that focuses on the health and treatment of dental pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. This area, also known as the root canal, provides nutrients to hard and soft tissues. When this area becomes damaged or diseased, endodontic treatments can help save your tooth from extraction. If a root canal becomes infected, it can cause swelling, facial pain, and other issues. But fear not! Endodontics in Cambridge, ON, can be performed to remove infected tissue and seal up the tooth to relieve any discomfort you may be experiencing.

This includes root canal therapy, apicoectomy, and surgical teeth removal that has failed endodontic therapy.

  • Root canals

Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that can save your natural teeth. It is often used to save the tooth when infected or damaged and prevent future complications.

The canals are found in the inner part of the tooth, and they can get infected due to an infection. Repeated dental procedures on a tooth can also cause the pulp to get infected or damaged. This leads to pain, sensitivity, swelling, and darkening of the gums.

Root canals are performed to remove the pulp inside your tooth and clean out any decayed tissue. The pulp causes pain in a tooth, so after it’s removed, you won’t feel any discomfort from the root of a dead or damaged tooth. A crown will be placed over it after root canal treatment to ensure that no further damage occurs to this area of your mouth again.

Endodontic treatment usually involves taking x-rays and examining the root canal system inside your tooth so that any decay or infection can be detected early on. This way, there’s no need for a full root canal treatment—which is often painful and expensive—because by detecting decay early enough in its stages, endodontists can save your natural tooth instead of having it removed completely.

The procedure for performing a root canal includes numbing the affected area with local anesthesia and removing all nerve tissue inside the tooth. The dentist in Cambridge will clean the area before using a biocompatible dam to seal the tooth. After that has been done, the temporary filling material is placed while waiting for permanent restoration materials like porcelain crowns or bridges (for multi-rooted teeth).

Once these have been bonded onto your existing teeth using dental cement, they’ll help prevent further infection while giving them back their natural look!

  • Apicoectomy

Dental Apicoectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the apical portion of a tooth. This is done to relieve pain and pressure caused by inflammation of the pulp, remove diseased tissue, or prevent tooth fractures.

This procedure will be followed by a root canal treatment, followed by an eventual filling or crown. This can be done on teeth with one root or with two roots.

  • Endodontic retreatment

Endodontic retreatment is a procedure to correct the root canal treatment of a tooth. It is usually done to remove the old filling materials and restore them to new ones.

Endodontic retreatment can be used to treat teeth that have been previously treated with root canal therapy but have failed. The reinfection can occur due to various reasons like incomplete root canal treatment, periapical lesions, or recurrence of periodontal disease.

  • Dental implants treatment

Dental implants are the latest solution for replacing missing teeth. They are designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a foundation for replacement teeth. They can be used to replace either a single missing tooth or multiple teeth.

Dental implants offer many benefits over other treatments, such as dentures, bridges, or dental prosthetics. Implants are the most natural-looking and feeling solution for replacing missing teeth, and they help preserve facial structure because they are anchored into the jawbone.

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Visit Floss Dental Cambridge for more information about a root canal. We’ll be happy to explain what will happen during your treatment and answer your questions about how this will affect your life.

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