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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    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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    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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    Endodontics is a specialty within dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of dental pulp. 
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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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    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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    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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    A dental root amputation is the surgical removal of a tooth's root. A dentist will perform this when the root cannot be healed and in order to save the remaining roots of the tooth and the tooth itself. If the problem root is not removed, it could lead to infection. Years ago, diseased or injured teeth were often pulled. Thanks to today's technology, your tooth can be saved through root canal treatment.
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    A dental root amputation is another way a dentist can try and save your tooth. Sometimes, in a multirooted tooth such as a molar, a patient can develop a periodontal problem or an endodontic problem around one of the roots that is untreatable. If the choice is between extracting the whole tooth or just extracting the one root, a dentist may recommend taking out the root while leaving the top part of the tooth intact.

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    To prepare for dental root amputation, you’ll want to find out more about the procedure from your dental surgeon (endodontist). The dental root amputation process is usually done in several stages, performed on different days. First is a root canal, to clean out the blood and nerves from the damaged root. The dental root amputation involves opening the gums near the affected root in order to remove it. Later the endodontist will place a crown to stabilize and restore the tooth. Ask your endodontist if all these procedures will be performed and how far apart the procedures will be. You’ll also need to know the expected recovery time for each, since you may need to schedule time off work.

    Ask your endodontist if the procedures are done with local anesthesia and whether you can drive yourself home afterwards. Your endodontist should ask if you are taking any medications, and for a complete medical history. Even if it doesn’t seem relevant, you should provide a complete list of your medications, including over-the-counter, supplements, and herbal remedies, because these can sometimes affect healing. Some health conditions which seem unrelated to dental problems, such as pregnancy or heart disease, may change the way your endodontist wants to proceed with treatment.