What is Endodontics?
Endodontics is the specialty in Dentistry which retates to diagnosis, and the management of diseases concerning the dental pulp or “nerve”. The Endodontist may also be involved in the overall treatment prior to restoring teeth to function. This may include revising existing root canal treatments, utilisation of root canals to retain post spaces and the management of Periodontal and Endodontic diseases. The Endodontist may be called upon to help manage and treat traumatic injuries.
What is an Endodontist?
Endodontists are specialist dentists that have completed an additional two or more years of training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain, root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth.
Why should I see an Endodontist?
Endodontists limit their practice to focus exclusively on treatments of the dental pulp. They complete an average of 25 root canal treatments a week, while general dentists typically do two. They use the most specialized and advanced technology to treat tooth pain and perform root canal treatment.
How many visits do I need with an Endodontist? Will it hurt?
Treatment can often be completed at one visit (2hours) under local anaesthesia and is pain free. High success rates can often be achieved and teeth can be preserved.
Will the endodontist restore my tooth?
No. A crown or partial crown is often required following root canal treatment and your dentist will advise accordingly.