Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the treatment of the dental pulp and root canal. An endodontist is a specialized dentist who has experience in treating the soft tissues around the tooth to save the natural tooth. Endodontists usually go for two more years of training in a dental school. They are thoroughly trained in the dental school to perform the complex treatment procedures on the soft tissues.
Endodontic surgical procedures aim to save the teeth after experiencing traumatic dental injuries. The surgeries are quick complex and need an experienced and trained endodontist to perform the surgery. The specialist uses techniques and technologies to have a clear view of the inside of the tissues around the tooth. This will help in providing the right treatment addressing the main issue.
Saving your teeth will help you have a beautiful smile and good facial orientation. In addition, you will be able to eat different foods, including your favorite food.
Studies have shown that one experiences good oral health after successful endodontic dental services. Infected teeth are well treated by cleaning and disinfecting the affected dental pulp. The natural teeth need to be treated to make sure that you can eat and sleep normally. Toothache and periodontal diseases affect the general health of the body.
Benefits of Endodontic Treatment:
It is a painless and simple procedure
The procedure is simple, especially the root canal treatment. The procedure will need at most two appointments to complete the treatment procedure. Taking out an infected tooth is more painful than undergoing pulp treatment. However, the dentist will decide whether you need pulp treatment or complete removal of a tooth depending on the diagnosis results.
Improves your smile
A smile improves your facial appearance and boosts your confidence when talking to people. Tooth extraction is an expensive procedure that will involve a secondary treatment procedure to fill in the gap. You will need an artificial tooth that will act as a natural tooth. Endodontic treatment aims at protecting and saving your natural tooth.
Endodontics dental services are effective and achieve the best outcomes. The treatment method uses the latest technology and techniques to remove infection accumulated in the pulp fluid. If you have been experiencing consistent periodontal disease, it is important you consider endodontic dental services.
Resume normal eating and chewing habits
A root canal treatment allows you to resume normal eating. Extraction of the tooth will limit your diet until the wound heals and you are able to eat more types of foods. Artificial teeth may be limited as well unless you go for a dental implant. The dental implant will take several months to heal completely.
Prevents Bacterial infection
There is a risk of experiencing recurring bacterial infection after tooth extraction. If the artificial tooth is not looked after well, there is a possibility of bacterial infection reoccurring. With pulp treatment, bacteria are removed and prevent the infection from reoccurring.
If your tooth is completely decayed, the dentist can recommend a tooth extraction. Once you start noticing that your teeth are infected, visit a dental care clinic immediately. This will help to prevent further damages. Early diagnosis and treatment will save natural teeth.
Endodontic Dental Services We Offer
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is for individuals with a severe toothache, tooth decay, and high tooth sensitivity. The treatment aims at disinfecting and removing bacteria from the pulp. If the pulp is infected, the medical treatment of tooth sensitivity and decay is not enough. The bacteria need to be removed completely.
The dental industry has ever-evolving technology that helps in treating root canals and pulp. The procedures are becoming simpler and convenient for many people. Root canal treatment procedure takes about an hour which will take only one visit to complete. It is an outpatient procedure but you will need to organize for someone to take you home after the procedure. Sedative and local anesthesia take time before it clears from the blood.
At Dental Singapore, we provide effective, safe, and easy endodontic dental services. We use the latest anesthetic and technology procedures to make you comfortable during the procedure.
Our dentists will properly examine your teeth to know whether the root canal treatment will be of great help to you. If the tooth has severely decayed, tooth extraction might be considered.
Dental Pulp Treatment
Pulp treatment aims to save a tooth that is infected or has severely decayed. If the pulp of the tooth is infected, treating the infection will oral medicine will not be effective. This is why, during pulp treatment, the inside of the tooth is disinfected and sealed. This is to remove infection and to prevent any secondary infection from occurring.
This procedure is not as painful as the description may sound. Many people who have undergone this treatment say it is comfortable and painless. The dentist will put you under anesthesia or sedatives to numb the nerves during the procedure. After the procedure, you will be given painkillers to manage any discomfort.
You will be encouraged to eat soft foods as you fully recover. The good thing is that the procedure will protect your natural teeth. Consider visiting your dentist twice a year for a checkup even you are healthy. This will help in the early diagnosis of any infection and start treatment immediately. Early diagnosis will save your natural teeth.
If your tooth is infected, the pulp will be removed, if not, it will continue spreading the infection to other teeth.
Signs of the infected pulp include the following:
- Inflammation of your gums, neck, and face.
- Loss of the bone that surrounds the root of the tooth.
- Presence of a hole through the tooth. This leads to increased sensitivity and pain when eating hard food.
Have a good oral hygiene routine to keep off bacteria from your mouth. Ask the dentist on the best mouth wash and toothpaste to use. Prevention is better than cure. If you need more explanation about the endodontic dental services, contact us.