Millions of teeth are treated and saved with endodontic procedure every year, making them pain free and healthy again. Present-day endodontics is not what it used to be ages ago! Advancements in technologies, procedures and materials, offer you many endodontic treatment options to save your natural teeth. It is important to understand your choices in dental treatment and how they will impact your future dental health. It is always best to keep your natural teeth whenever possible and endodontic therapy should be your first option for the best dental health and cosmetic results. Endodontists are specialists in saving teeth. They can evaluate your condition and provide the best treatment plan to help you save your teeth for a lifetime.
Modern endodontic procedure performed by an endodontist is very similar to a routine filling and is usually completed in one or two appointments lasting 45-60 min. Advances in endodontics make modern root canal treatment a virtually painless and extremely effective option to save your natural tooth.
Saving the natural tooth with endodontic therapy has many great advantages.
• Natural appearance and feel
• Efficient chewing
• Normal biting force and sensation
• Protects other teeth from excessive wear and strain
When is endodontic therapy required?
It is necessary to have endodontic treatment or root canal therapy when inside of the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. This may happen due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, crack in the tooth or faulty crowns. Pulp damage may also accrue as a result of traumatic injury to the tooth. When pulp infection is left untreated it will cause pain and eventually lead to a tooth abscess.
Saving your tooth with endodontic therapy
When you undergo endodontic therapy, the infected and inflamed pulp tissue is removed, and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Rubber like sealing material called gutta-percha is then used to fill the canal to prevent any bacteria from entering and reinfecting your tooth. After endodontic therapy is completed the tooth is restored with a crown or filling and will continue to feel and function as any other tooth.
Endodontic treatment insures that you continue to eat food that you love, keep your natural smile and saves you money on ongoing dental work. With proper care endodontically treated teeth will last a lifetime.
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