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What is endodontic treatment ?

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Dr. Erick Jansson
Dentistry - Endodontics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Erick Jansson
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Root canal

With severe decay, teeth roots can become infected, requiring root canal surgery, the more common name for endodontic treatment.

In brief: Root canal

With severe decay, teeth roots can become infected, requiring root canal surgery, the more common name for endodontic treatment.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Randolph Todd
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Randolph Todd
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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