You will be well looked after with an endodontist. They're specialists who complete an additional three years of endodontic training than a dentist. Endodontists perform a range of routine and complex procedures, including surgery if required. They're also experts at diagnosing and treating the origin of oral and facial pain.
Endodontic treatment is treatment of the inside of the tooth. Root canal treatment is the most common procedure. They can also diagnose toothaches and pain as well as treat abscessed teeth, cracked teeth and dislodged teeth.
When the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected or damaged, treatment is needed to save the tooth. The aim of an endodontist is to remove the inflamed or infected pulp. The inside of the tooth is then disinfected, shaped, filled and sealed. This is all done under a microscope, which offers very high illumination and magnification of the root canal system.
Following a review by your endodontist, once your tooth has healed well, a crown is often recommended for back teeth to restore them to full strength. Afterwards, you will return to your dentist, who will place a permanent restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to normal function.
Endodontic treatment has been around for many years and has continued to improve over the years.
While all dentists are trained to perform routine endodontic treatment, there are times when a general dentists will refer you to an endodontist, for more specialised endodontic treatment.
Endodontists are dental specialists who have completed both general dental education, plus another three years of focused endodontic training.
The more you rest and take care of your oral health after treatment the faster you will recover.