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Root Canal Treatments (Endodontics)

Endodontics is a field of dentistry concerned with the biology and pathology and also treatment of the dental pulp and root tissues of the tooth and the dentists limiting their practice to endodontic treatment is called endodontist.

Q & A’s ON ENDODONTICS

WHAT DOES ENDODONTICS MEAN?

Endodontics is a discipline of dentistry, which diagnoses and treats the diseases in tooth roots and adjacent tissues. Those who perform this treatment are called endodontists, it refers to the root canal treatment, which means that the neural tissue in the body and the root of the tooth are removed and the emptied canal parts are filled in.

WILL I FEEL PAIN DURING CANAL TREATMENT?

No. With the anaesthetics used during the treatment, canal treatment is performed without inflicting pain.

REASONS OF DENTAL ABRASION
  • Using a hard bristled toothbrush
  • Teeth brushing in one-direction only and with too much pressure
  • Excessive consumption of acidic foods and beverages
  • Use of thick granulated toothpaste, cleaning pastes, and powders
  • Bad oral habits (such as nail biting, chewing hard objects like pins, needles, pipes, etc.)
WHICH CONDITIONS REQUIRE A CANAL TREATMENT?

In excessive decaying and in deep dental caries, the pulp (vascular-nervous bundle in the tooth) is involved, which is the structure responsible for the vitality of the tooth. It is infected and this infection may spread to the farthest tip of the root. If it is neglected, the inflammation may progress from the tips of the root to the adjacent tissues and may invade the jaw bone, forming cysts or tumours. This condition may require surgical intervention or extraction of the tooth. Canal treatment is performed in these conditions to save the tooth.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL CANAL TREATMENT TAKE?

It is usually performed in a single session under anaesthesia. If an abscess (inflammation) is present, treatment may take a few more sessions.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR DENTAL ABRASIONS?
  • Elimination of the causes of abrasion
  • Use of fluoride-containing mouthwashes
  • Application of fluoride-containing kinds of toothpaste into abraded surfaces
  • Drinking acidic beverages with pipets
  • Application of light curing composite fillings to an excessively abraded tooth with considerable tooth structure loss

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