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What Is Endodontic Dentistry
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 ...Read more
Yes: By "common endodontic procedures", i assume you are referring to root canal procedures. Root canal therapy is usually initiated to eliminate infection with the root canal of a tooth. The diseased tissue is removed, the canal is made bigger in diameter and the canal is disinfected. Once this is done a root canal sealer and filling is placed. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Age is rarely a factor in endodontic surgery. The real question is can it be treated in any other way. If that answer has been determined than you should proceed. If it has not been evaluated please discus the question with your local endodontist. Retreatment frequently can be used to avoid surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Endo/apico: Endodontic retreatment usually means re-doing the root canal. An apicoectomy is a surgical procedure to treat the end of the root. This may involve manually cleaning out infected tissue that won't heal. Often times, the tip of the root is removed, and sometimes a filling is placed in the tip of the root to seal the canal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gutta percha.: The canals are filled with a material called "gutta percha" which is made from the sap of trees native to southeast asia. The material is similar to rubber or latex but is biologically inert. The gutta percha is either warmed when placed or compacted mechanically at room temperature and is used with a liquid sealer. There is little, if any, contact with blood after it is placed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cloverleaf shaped : This refers to the notion that getting straight line access to the canals in a multi-canaled tooth may require irregular shaped access preparation in order to preserve tooth structure. In other words, the opening made in the tooth may look like a 3 or 4 leafed clover rather than the classic shapes described in endodontic textbooks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any Trained Dentist: Any dentist trained in root canal therapy & comfortable/experienced doing so, is legally licensed to perform this procedure. Many general dentists don't like doing root canal treatment because it can be tedious, difficult, & time consuming. Many other (like myself) enjoy it very much. An endodontist is a root canal specialist, so they can handle anything. Your dentist can say what's right for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: There are numerous endodontic procedural issues that are possible. These include, separated instruments, perforations of roots, missed nerve canals, incomplete disinfection, incomplete sealing. Also if the patient doesn't follow through with crown or only restorations there can be leakage or failure. These are all significantly small issues compared to all the successful endodontic procedures done. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
K-file vs H-file: The most common endodontic file is the k-file. It has a square or triangle cross section and is twisted from a stainless steel blank. H-file on the other hand is machined and has a teardrop shape cross section. Do a google search if you want to find out more. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hey doctors please my professor ask me to told him what is the shamrouk modification in endodontics ,any help please !
What to do if I got my antibiotics to feel better. also whatever the endodontics does will it require down time or is it just a simple procedure?
Im a dentist graduated 2005 currently doing my masters in endodontics. What are the requirements to practice in united states or united kingdom?
Post through root: It souynds like the procedure no longer used. Endo was done on a tooth, then a long implant type rod was inserted through the prepared root and into the bone. This created a metal implant support system, but left asome regular root structure to use for the final restoration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, maxillofacial area and the adjacent and associated structures and their impact on the human body. Dentistry is widely considered necessary for complete overall health. Those who practice dentistry ...Read more