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what is the definition or description of: endodontics?

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Dr. Stephen Sandler
Dentistry 49 years experience
Root canal: Endodontics is the part of dentistry that deals with injuries and infection to the innermost part of the tooth (the pulp). The most common treatment in endodontics is root canal treatment, where the pulp has become injured or infected and needs to be removed through the tooth, and then sealed. Occasionally, the infection needs to be treated surgically through the gums (apicoectomy).
Dr. Erick Jansson
Endodontics 11 years experience
Root Canals: The specialty of endodontics is the disipline of dentistry that focuses on the pulp of the tooth. Most commonly an endodontist will diagnose and treat pathologic conditions that arise from, or are related to the pulp by providing a root canal. Other procedures are apical resection with retrofill, intentional replantation, hemisection, and treatment of internal and external resorptive defects.
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 38 years experience
Tooth Saving method: The branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue. This treatment commonly known as "root canal" is a way to save a tooth that has it's nerve dying, so that it can stay useful and functional for the patient.
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Root canals: Endodontists are experts in treating diseases of the pulp and peri-apical tissues. They now do root canals under a microscope if they have remained current. Their procedures are mostly pain free with very positive results. They are proficient in treating difficult cases and know root anatomy better than anyone. They are also experts in removing abscesses surgically.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
Inside of tooth: Endodontics means pertaining to the inside of tooth. It refers to the study and treatment of pulp tissues inside tooth and its roots. The pulp is the nerves, blood vessels and other living tissue in your teeth. It concerns a pulpitis(hypersensitive inflamed tooth) to a necrotic or dead pulp leading to abcess. Treating of the diseased pulp may need a root canal therapy.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
Root Canal: Endodontics is the dental specialty dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, teaching and researching root canal care. Root canal infections are problems that occur when bacteria invades the tooth through decay, periodontal disease, trauma or anachoresis. This infection may be painful or not. If not treated it may result in the loss of the tooth. Most common symptom is lingering pain to temperature.
Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry 47 years experience
Root Canal Therapy: Endodontics is that dental specialty that cleanses clears and completely washes the 'nerve' out of a tooth. It is actually more that that but essentially they get all the disease and dead tissue out of your tooth. They then fill it with a nature brazilian rubber, gutta percha. You go back to your dds and get a cap on the tooth. And your done.Best.

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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
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What all does an endodontist do in their job?

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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
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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.

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