What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry that has been defined by American Dental Association to focus diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the root canals and associated tissues. The primary purpose of endodontics is to be able to retain your natural tooth in health and function. An Endodontist is a dentist who specializes in endodontic treatment. They have had 2-3 years of training in this specific field and are committed to advanced levels of care.
About your root canal
In order to understand a root canal, it is helpful to know the very inside layer of the tooth, the pulp, is full of nerves and blood vessels. This layer can sometimes become infected for reasons including but not limited to a deep cavity, trauma, or periodontal disease. During the root canal the infected part is carefully cleaned and a filling material is placed into the pulp. The root canal procedure targets the pulp so that your natural tooth is preserved and the surrounding structure may function normally.
Then, the endodontist returns the patient to his general dentist to have a crown or other restorative work performed. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Traumatic Dental Injuries
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