Endodontics is a branch in dentistry that is concerned with the dental pulp and the tissues surrounding a tooth's roots. It is the study and practice of the basic and clinical sciences of the normal dental pulp, as well as the origin, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp and root canal disorders.
Who is an Endodontist?
A dentist who specializes in tooth preservation is known as an endodontist. An endodontist is a dental expert with advanced training. He/she specializes in treating complex tooth disorders that primarily affect the pulp of the tooth. They treat the tooth pulp and root tissues with modern procedures. An endodontist can help you keep your natural smile by saving your tooth, allowing you to eat your favorite meals, and maintaining your general health.
What is Tooth Pulp?
The nerves, blood vessels, and other structures deep inside each tooth are referred to as "pulp". The part of your teeth that you see when you look in the mirror is an exterior layer called enamel. The pulp, or connective tissue inside teeth, plays a critical function in the development of children's teeth.
What Does an Endodontist Do?
Root canal dentists are another name for endodontists. While both general dentists and endodontists can do root canal therapy, endodontists do it considerably more frequently. Endodontists have a better level of proficiency in providing root canal therapy as a result of their increased volume and further training.
At Pooya Soltanzadeh, DDS, MS Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we perform root canal procedures for upper anterior teeth.
Endodontists are experts at determining the root reasons for tooth discomfort. They also do a variety of other dental procedures, such as:
- Retreatment of the endodontics
- Emergency dental surgery is required
- Surgical extraction (removal) of teeth
- Dental implants
- Endodontic surgery
What is Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment is a dental procedure in which the soft center of the tooth, the pulp, is removed. When the tooth's pulp is inflamed, infected, or wounded, root canal therapy is performed. As a mature tooth can survive without the pulp, it is best to remove the damaged pulp to keep the tooth's structure.
The procedure for root canal treatment will begin with numbing your gum area with numbing medication and then injecting local anesthesia so that you are comfortable and do not feel any pain during the procedure. We will then make a small opening on your tooth to expose the pulp and carefully remove the damaged pulp using dental files. Once the pulp is removed, we will place antibiotics in the area to promote healing and prevent reinfection. Finally, the opening will be covered with temporary fillings. Regular follow-ups are crucial for proper healing after the treatment.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Anaheim Hills, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist. Please call us at (714) 974-0949 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.