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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    “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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Depending on the injury, the treatment could involve the general dentist and specialists including an endodontist and an orthodontist.
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    Possible complications of hemisection dental surgery include bleeding, infection and loss of the tooth. Hemisection dental surgery usually is performed because there is bone decay between the roots of a tooth, resulting from periodontal (gum) disease. If bone loss is extensive, and if enough bone doesn't grow back after the surgery, there may not be enough bone to support the tooth. In that case, the tooth could fracture or be too unstable to remain in the mouth.

    Infection may develop if bacteria get into the wound during the procedure. Your dentist will probably prescribe antibiotics after the surgery; it's important that you complete the entire course and follow all of your dentist's instructions.
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    After you’ve had hemisection dental surgery, it’s normal to experience some pain, swelling and bleeding for a day or two following the procedure. But if any of the following occur, you will need to contact the dentist:

    • Pain unrelieved by prescribed pain medication or lasting longer than a few days
    • Bleeding, more than mild
    • Excessive facial swelling
    The dentist will give you instructions for what to do. While most often there are no serious complications with hemisection surgery, the dentist needs to know about any unusual symptoms.