Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through therapy and procedures. The treatments involve the soft inner tissue of the teeth called the pulp. All dentists train for the diagnosis and endodontic treatment; however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. People that have been through all these processes may be called an endodontic specialist.
In addition to dental school, Baton Rouge endodontics receive two or more years of advanced education in this kind of treatment. They study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more complicated cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists.
There are, of course, no guarantees. Root canal or endodontic therapy has a very high degree of success, up to ninety percent. You can treat your teeth for ideal conditions that have a success rate of up to ninety percent! We will discuss the chances of success before any endodontic procedure to help you make an informed decision. If a root canal or endodontic therapy is unsuccessful or fails, you still have more options.
Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that deals with the tooth pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. Endodontic stabilization that requires apicoectomy is not considered mainstream. Still, such treatment is successful when performed by an experienced practitioner. There are two options. In cases in which different practitioners perform the apicoectomy and endodontic therapy, it is usually best to complete the endodontic treatment first and refer the patient for apicoectomy without a retrofit.
Endodontic stabilization is performed after healing at the apex, starting with the removal of the endodontic filling. After removing endodontic filling, the process followed by canal enlargement, and the stabilization protocol.
If the same practitioner performs the apicoectomy and the endodontic stabilization, you should do it at the same visit, just before the insertion of the endodontic stabilizer. Stabilizer osteotomy preparation and injection can be completed before the closure of the apicoectomy. Direct visualization ensures the maximization of available bone and proper path of insertion.
A sheet of latex called the “rubber dam” (we’ve got nonlatex ones too) will be placed around the tooth to isolate it, hence keeping it clean and dry during treatment. The treatment consists of three or four necessary steps, but the number of visits will depend on your particular case. Some treatments take two visits, but many are just a single visit. Occasionally three appointments are needed.
It depends on the degree of infection/inflammation and the degree of treatment difficulty. To me, it’s more important to do it the very best we can then to meet specific time criteria. Let’s look at the necessary steps for nonsurgical endodontic therapy.