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Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry focusing on the soft tissue inside the teeth (the pulp).  An endodontist undergoes two and a half years of additional education and training to be the foremost experts on diseases and conditions of the pulp. The most commonly performed procedure in the category of endodontics is a root canal.

All teeth are hollow, and the hard encasement of enamel and dentin surrounds a chamber where nerves and blood vessels live.  These nerves and blood vessels make up the pulp tissue, which is the focus of endodontics.  Because infections inside the pulp can easily and quickly spread into the tissues surrounding the root of a tooth, endodontists are responsible for treating dental infections in order to enable someone to keep the infected tooth.

In addition to root canals, endodontists perform a variety of dental procedures to help a patient keep a tooth with a pulpal problem.  This includes treatments to help a developing tooth finish its formation despite an injury or infection and surgeries to eliminate persistent infections around a tooth’s root.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Behind the Scenes: The Role of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Apicoectomies An apicoectomy is a specialized dental procedure aimed at treating dental infections. These procedures preserve teeth that might otherwise be at risk of extraction. An essential factor in the success of this treatment is the use of a Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Internal and External Root Resorption

Root resorption is a term used in endodontics that refers to the changes occurring in the roots of your teeth that aren’t caused by decay or a fracture. The body begins breaking down the tissue surrounding the tooth and absorbs it. Although the cause isn’t always known, resorption may start in two ways: internally or

How to choose an endodontist

Choosing an Endodontist

How to Choose an Endodontist When you need endodontic treatment, like a root canal, you must find an experienced specialist you can trust. Your dentist will likely give you a referral. Still, you can use other methods to find an endodontist with whom you’re comfortable being treated. The following tips will help you learn how

Endodontic Treatment for Root Fracture

A root fracture occurs when the portion of your tooth below the gum tissue is cracked. It’s not likely visible to the naked eye unless it extends into the crown. As a result, root fractures are more challenging to diagnose and treat. But you do have options to restore your tooth.    Causes Of A Root

Root Canal Alternatives

When a patient is told they may need a root canal, one of the most popular questions asked is, “What are the alternatives to a root canal?” For some patients, there is no alternative. However, depending on your oral health and additional dental circumstances, you may explore a different treatment.   What Is A Root Canal? 

How to choose an endodontist

Signs of Root Canal Failure

What To Know About a Failing Root Canal A root canal is a procedure that removes the bacteria from the root of an infected tooth. With a success rate around 90-95%, that means 5% of root canals will need to be redone. Here are the symptoms associated with a failed root canal: Tooth Pain After

What is Root Resorption and How Do We Treat it?

You may be diagnosed with root resorption after starting orthodontic treatment or experience a dental accident. Your dentist may recommend an endodontic treatment or extraction. Most of the time, root resorption is a condition that is well managed if it is diagnosed early. What is Root Resorption? Root resorption is a progressive loss of the

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How to Become an Endodontist

Becoming an Endodontist The endodontic specialty is a part of dentistry that is more challenging than most other specialties. The biggest reason is that Endodontists deal with emergencies of pulpal diseases and dental pain inside the tooth. Patients are referred to the Endodontist for tooth pain, so time is of the essence to find the

Is Root Canal Treatment a Surgery?

Many people fear root canals because they do not understand exactly what they are. Root canal treatments are essential dental procedures that are necessary to prevent the dangerous spread of infection and save your tooth. In this article, we’ll explain what a root canal is and how we classify it. What is a Root Canal?

What to Know About Apicoectomies

The word apicoectomy may sound like a foreign language to many of you. This dental procedure is not as common as most others, which is why you may not have heard of it. If you find yourself in need of one, there are several things you will want to know. What is an Apicoectomy? An apicoectomy