Endodontic Surgery

Endodontic Surgery

Endodontic Surgery
Endodontics is a specialty within dentistry. The most common procedure is the root canal, which is necessary when the soft tissues inside your teeth become inflamed or diseased. Endodontics includes surgery on the roots of teeth and surrounding tissue and procedures to treat cracked teeth.

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    Hemisection dental surgery offers several benefits. For one thing, the decayed bone between the tooth roots gets removed; for another, most of the tooth is preserved. Hemisection dental surgery is performed to clean out decayed bone resulting from periodontal (gum) disease. The bone between a tooth’s roots is difficult to reach, so during surgery the roots are exposed, and the tooth is cut in half to gain access to the site. If the decayed bone is not removed, the damage can spread and cause more problems.
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    Depending on the injury, the treatment could involve the general dentist and specialists including an endodontist and an orthodontist.
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    Endodontists perform a variety of procedures including endodontic therapy (commonly known as root canal therapy), endodontic retreatment, surgery and treatment for cracked teeth and dental trauma.
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    An endodontic lesion usually involves an irreversibly inflamed or necrotic (dead) pulp. Sometimes when the pulp becomes necrotic, the infection extends beyond the root of the tooth and resorbs part of the surrounding bone. 
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    The most common endodontics procedure is the root canal, which is necessary when the soft tissues inside your teeth become inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the insides of teeth) removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.
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    “Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontics is specialty of dentistry for treatments inside of the tooth.

    For more information read at http://www.aae.org/Patients/  -- the official site of American Association of Endodontists or at https://www.endowithcare.com/Services.html  -- on my website.
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    Endodontists are dental specialists with an additional two or more years of specialized training beyond dental school. The average endodontist completes 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists do about two root canals a week.
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    ADA - What is Endodontics?
    If you've had root canal therapy or a root canal, you may have seen an endodontist. Watch Dr. Maria Lopez Howell explain what endodontists do.
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    Hemisection dental surgery, like other dental procedures, can be safely and comfortably performed with local anesthesia. But each person is unique, and some may prefer to have sedation in addition to a local anesthetic. If you will be undergoing hemisection surgery, talk to your dentist about your preferences and any medical conditions. He or she will help you to determine which type of anesthesia offers the greatest benefits and the least risks.
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    You should be able to drive yourself home after hemisection dental surgery if the dental surgeon gives you only a local anesthetic. In that case, you'll get a shot in your cheek or gums but it won’t sedate you or make you tired. Just to be on the safe side, though, ask your dental surgeon before your appointment whether you'll be able to drive yourself home following the procedure.