PROCEDURES

Endodontic Procedures

Why Choose an Endodontist?

Endodontists are specialists in the field of dentistry. This means that they have at least two additional years of training after becoming a dentist.  In practice, endodontists narrow their field to performing root canals and root canal related procedures.  Endodontists are specialists in diagnosing and treating tooth-related pain.

Endodontists specialize in saving teeth!

Just like in the field of medicine, specialists in the field of dentistry have a narrow scope of practice.  An average endodontist will perform upwards of 25 root canals per week.   Thus, root canals done by an endodontist are efficient, precise, and most importantly virtually painless!

Our two offices are equipped with the latest technology.  Advanced digital imagining is used to visualize the complex canal configuration.  Then, surgical Zeiss Microscopes are used to locate the most calcified and easily missed canals.  Once the canals are found, they are shaped using Nickel Titanium rotary instruments.  Nickel Titanium is also used by NASA in building satellites, for its flexibility and shape memory.  Using these cutting edge filing instruments allows for precise instrumentation of some of the most curved canals.

At Endodontic Partners, we deliver precise, efficient care at the hands of experienced root canal specialists with the help of the most advanced technology.  This equates to positive experiences and fast healing.  We aim to surpass your expectations!

Saving your tooth with a Root Canal Treatment

When the dental pulp becomes either inflamed or infected, root canal treatment is performed to relieve the pain and let the tooth and its supporting tissues heal.  Some of the causes for inflammation or infection are:

  • Deep decay
  • Ill-fitting restorations
  • Repeated dental procedures
  • Cracks and chips
  • Traumatic injury

Root Canal TreatmentIf the pulpal inflammation is left untreated, the nerve dies and infection sets in.  If dental infection is left untreated the dental abscess will lead to severe pain and facial swelling.
During root canal treatment the inflamed or infected pulp and canals are cleaned through a small opening in the biting surface of the tooth.  Nickel Titanium rotary files are used in the instrumentation of the canals.  NiTi is a heat-treated metal with immense flexibility necessary to treat curved, narrow canals.  Once the canals are clean, they are then filled and sealed with gutta-percha, a rubber-like root canal filling material.  The tooth is then sealed with either a crown to protect it from fracture or a permanent filling.  After the final restoration is placed the tooth feels and functions just like any normal tooth. With proper care, endodontically treated teeth can last a lifetime.

We hope that our website helps answer your questions. However, please feel free to contact us if something is left unclear  Lutherville-Timonium Office 410-821-5553, Bel Air Office 410-836-7800.