Portfolio Tag: Endodontic

Endodontic Therapy (Root Canals)

What is endodontic treatment? “Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment involves the inside of the tooth. To understand endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is…
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Traumatic Dental Injuries

Traumatic Dental Injuries Traumatic dental injuries often occur in accidents or sports-related injuries. Chipped teeth account for the majority of all dental injuries. Dislodged or knocked-out teeth are examples of less frequent, but more severe injuries. Treatment depends on the type, location and severity of each injury. Any dental injury, even if apparently mild, requires examination by a dentist or an endodontist immediately.…
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Apical Microsurgery

Why do we Need Endodontic Microsurgery? Nonsurgical endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment, achieves a high rate of clinical success despite the anatomic and pathologic challenges of the procedure. Success in cases without periapical extension of pathosis is better than 90%, while studies show that infected root canals with an extension of pathosis into the…
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Endodontic Retreatment

Endodontic Retreatment With proper care, even teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. But sometimes, a tooth that has been treated doesn't heal properly and can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance.…
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