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Endodontics is a specialized area of dentistry. The Root Canal Specialists of Baton Rouge are all endodontists who have had additional training so they can address and treat complications with soft tissue inside a tooth.
Here is what you can expect with endodontic treatment.
Your specialist may recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate any diseased pulp present in your tooth, and clean and seal your root canal system.
Under certain circumstances, you may need microsurgery. The Root Canal Specialists of Baton Rouge are experts at performing this procedure and use sophisticated equipment to ensure the best result for your oral health.
Root canal therapy is a common endodontic procedure for treating infected or inflamed pulp. Several circumstances can contribute to diseased pulp, including deep decay or trauma to your tooth.
To treat your diseased pulp with root canal therapy, your specialist will carefully remove the inflamed and infected pulp, carefully clean and shape the inside of the tooth, and fill and seal the space. At a return appointment with your dentist, you’ll receive a crown or restoration to protect the tooth and restore it to its full function.
After your root canal and restoration, the tooth will function like all of your other teeth.
In these circumstances, your endodontist may recommend root canal retreatment. Your specialist will reopen your tooth, remove filling materials, and examine your tooth and canals again to remove the infection.
Even if you have already had root canal therapy, endodontic retreatment is your best chance of saving your natural tooth.
An apicoectomy, or root-end resection, is the most common type of endodontic surgery. Your endodontist may recommend an apicoectomy if you have persistent inflammation or infection in the tip of the root of your tooth after root canal treatment.
During this procedure, your specialist opens your gums near the root of your tooth to expose the bones and infected tissue. The very end of the root of your tooth will be removed along with the pulp and a filling put in place to seal the root canal.