Endodontic therapy is also referred to as root canal. This therapy is done in order to protect the tooth when its pulp of soft inner tissue gets damaged or infected. In this therapy the tooth is opened in order to remove the affected and dead pulp tissues. The doctor will also sterilize the affected tooth.
Then he will also fill the tooth and seal the root canals. It is widely believed that this procedure may be highly painful. But in fact the treatment is absolutely pain free. Your tooth does not die after the procedure in fact it remains alive after endodontic procedure; this is because the surfaces of the living is nourished by the neighboring tissues of the gums as well as the jaw. Through root canal treatment it is only the internal of tooth loses some living tissues. Saving your tooth is better than extraction and is economical as well.
Endodontic Treatment Efficacy:
Studies have indicated that this effective procedure has a success rate of around 95%. With accurate diagnosis, selection of treatment, appropriate endodontic technique, meticulous attention, sterilization etc. are key to a successful endodontic treatment. In rare cases when the treatment has not gone proper the patient can undergo the treatment again and successfully get the condition treated. In case of a successful endodontic procedure the treated teeth typically persist for almost a lifetime. However, in case of retreatment conventional method is adopted.
In case if the infection has metastasized to the gum tissues and jaw bones, it’s become important to eradicate the source of treatment. The infection around the tooth may sometimes result in localized abscess. Bacterial infection may also get metastasized in the mouth. This becomes a serious issue. Hence, your dental care provider may have to adopt special treatment required to cure this serious issue. If the condition is left unaddressed or untreated for tong time the infection may spread from the tooth and aggravate to cause serious systemic infection. It may sometimes also lead to serious illness that may require hospitalization. Serious bacterial infection that onsets in the tooth can be highly fatal if not treated properly. Fortunately, there are antibiotics and endodontic care which drastically reduces the risk of death caused due to infected teeth. However, in some underdeveloped countries there are still reports of death associated with the condition.
Almost all dentists obtain training in the basic endodontic treatment when they are graduating their dental school. There are some specialized doctors who go for advanced training in endodontic procedures as well as managing serious and complex infections. There are chances that your doctor may provide endodontic treatment. If he does not treat people with this treatment he may perhaps arrange for a dentist with detailed knowledge and skills of performing endodontic procedure. Hence, for any oral problem consult your dentist first. You dentist may then help you overcome the issues effectively. You should not ignore oral health issues as these may be highly discomforting and if not treated with certain conditions may also prove to be fatal.