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what is endodontic treatment ?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Root canal: With severe decay, teeth roots can become infected, requiring root canal surgery, the more common name for endodontic treatment.
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Synanswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Treatment of pulp: Usually endodontic treatment means you need a root canal. Endodontic treatment can be other things as well such as apexification, or diagnosing fractures or reversable pulpitis to name a few.
Dr. Erick Jansson
Endodontics 11 years experience
Root Canal: Endodontic literally means "inside tooth". In modern dentistry this discipline of dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of infections and other diseases that arise from, or directly affect the nerve inside the tooth.
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 51 years experience
Taking the nerve out: Inside a tooth is a canal system containing a nerve artery & vein....It gives nourishment & feeling to a tooth. When that system or space inside a tooth is vioated (entered), an infection ensues. To remedy this, the space is emptied & filled (sealed) from any external environment. Now the tooth is not a source of pain or infection. Like a pencil (tooth), the lead (nerve) is removed & replaced.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
Infection Control: Endodontic treatment is the process of removing an existing infection from a space within the tooth called the canal. Various instruments and medications are used to clean and shape this area. Once accomplished the space (a pathway from the mouth to the jaw bone) needs to be blocked to prevent reinfection. An inert material is place to seal this pathway followed by a new filling to seal the tooth.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you explain common endodontic procedural errors to me?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Not enough space: Over instumentation, zipping, perferation (whole that doesn't belong), obturation too short, obturation too far out apex, inadequte obturation, file seperation (breakage), there are many and not enough room to explain all.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is endodontic specialist?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
Dentists: Endodontists are dentists who specialize in root canals.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry 14 years experience
Do 3rd and 4th year: In the us in most states, you must redo 3 and 4th year of dental school. There are a few states like california that allow you to practice after passing the state/regional boards.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What all does an endodontist do in their job?

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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 38 years experience
Root Canal Therapy: "endo" implies "inside" and inside is where the nerve in a tooth resides. Endodontists diagnose and treat tooth pain from infected nerves. This is known as root canal therapy. It involves removing infected nerve tissue, cleansing and shaping the "canal" system, and placing a special filling material. They also do surgical procedures at the ends of the roots for stubborn infections.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Could you explain what is endodontic treatment required for?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Nerve removal: Endodontic treatment is required when the nerve in the tooth has become non-vital or irreversibly inflamed. A dead nerve releases toxins into the bone causing an abscess, and a severely inflamed nerve causes unbearable pain. Either way, root canal therapy is indicated to save the tooth.

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