Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal part of the tooth and its roots — the pulp.
Endodontics does not have a prophylactic purpose, because all pulp diseases are neglected forms of caries. Therefore, in order not to spend a visit to the endodontist, you should carefully monitor the hygiene of your teeth and treat small carious cavities in a timely manner.
The dentist at the Respect Dental Center works exclusively with the operating microscope at a sufficient magnification. The microscope allows seeing the smallest fissures and defects of the tooth, which cannot be seen with the unaided eye. Our work standards also include new antiseptic and mechanical treatment of root canals, according to the latest standards and protocols of endodontics.
Stages of treatment by the endodontist
The first visit to the endodontist will take you to a full examination of the teeth under the surgical microscope, taking photographs of the problem areas. Then the doctor together with you will make a treatment plan, as well as refer you to the computer tomography, without which endodontic treatment will not be adequate.
Starting from the second visit, you will start with the treatment of root canals. We want to mention that the number of visits can vary from 2 to 4, because the peculiarities of root canals do not always allow the doctor to finish treatment during the first visit. Therefore, always plan your time so that you will be able to complete your treatment from the beginning to the end.
After treatment is complete, your doctor may request a follow-up visit and CT scan in six months, if a bone defect near the diseased tooth is expected to reoccur. This CT scan is an assessment of the quality of endodontic treatment, due to which we can give a favorable prognosis.