Endodontics is a specialized area of dentistry treatment that deals with diseases inside the teeth and their roots. Endodontic dentists most commonly do treatment on root canals, but do work on other problems too. To become a specialist in endodontics a dentist must study for an extra two years on top of their dental training.
There are several new innovations in both surgical techniques and new material developments that your general dentist will not know about, or can actually treat you with, therefore endodontic specialists are given the most challenging cases, where their expertise will give a much easier solution. Most of these cases can be treated in a single visit, but there are cases where treatment lasts for days or weeks at a time. If you find yourself suffering any form of root infection you must quickly seek an appointment with your emergency dentist, as there are cases where the treatment must go ahead immediately, if this is the case and you find yourself needing treatment straight away and don’t know where to find an emergency dentist then try here where can I find an emergency dentist in Exeter?
The success rate of endodontic treatment is very high, but like other medical procedures it can never be made fully 100% successful; every medical procedure relies on biological healing and whilst the technology in use may be infallible, biological outcomes can never be guaranteed. There are, however, several scientific papers that show the success rate is over 95%. One of these papers states that clinical data was obtained for 984 endodontically treated teeth in 857 patients. The survival of the roots was defined as radiographic evidence of the treated tooth being present in the oral cavity 12 months or more after treatment. The results of this experiment state that, after splitting into two groups and using two different methods, an average of 97% of the teeth worked on survived.
Dentists at the Exeter dental centre say teeth that have received endodontic treatment can last as long as your natural teeth, however, there are cases where the treatment can fail or the symptoms carry on afterwards. If the treatment fails, or the symptoms persist your dentist can carry out an endodontic retreatment, which should properly treat the problem, but in most cases retreatment is a rare occurrence.
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