What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is concerned with the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease and injury to the pulp (nerve) and other associatied conditions of the periradicular tissues (around the root).
The specialty is often associated with root canal treatment.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is typically required when nerves inside the teeth are severely damaged or irritated.
During this procedure root canals are cleaned, disinfected and filled with a root canal filling material to allow the teeth to be re-built and to prevent the need for teeth removal.
Why see a Specialist Endodontist?
Root nerve damage can often be very painful and distressful for patients.
A Specialist Endodontist is highly trained with in depth experience in this specific area of dentistry and utilises advanced equipment including a very powerful microscope, enabling visualisation to the tiniest details of tooth structure and best preservation of remaining tooth structure.
This gives the highest chance of a successful outcome for long-term survival of a tooth.
Root Canal Re-treatment
While root canal re-treatment is possible, as with any surgical procedure, the chances of long-term success diminish with each successive procedure. Therefore, it is best to obtain the very best treatment from the outset.
Prior to carrying out any procedure, a consultation is required to assess the situation and to determine whether it is in the best interest of a patient to proceed with endodontic / root canal treatment.
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