Our first objective is to preserve as many of your natural teeth as possible. Endodontics, more frequently known as root canal treatment, is our practice's specialty. Endodontics is the study and treatment of a tooth's pulp and surrounding tissues. The tooth's pulp chamber is removed and filled with an appropriate filling material during root canal treatment. Root canal therapy is often required when decay has reached the tooth's nerve, or the tooth has become infected. Individuals have between one and four canals in their teeth. Additional canals may branch out and are referred to as "accessory canals." A tooth's canal count and anatomy might vary.
The term "endo" originates in Greek and means "within" or "inside." Endodontists are dentists who work on the "inside" of a tooth.
At times, a tooth that we previously fixed months or years ago may develop new issues. When a tooth has had endodontic treatment, it is viable that it may not heal correctly or continue to hurt. With a second endodontic operation, you may have another opportunity to preserve the tooth.
Endodontic or Apical Surgery
The diseased root tips or apex and adjacent tissue may need to be removed in certain circumstances. This procedure is referred to as apical surgery or apicoectomy. The affected region surrounding the apex of the tooth is cleansed, and the infected root tip is removed and sealed. After the incision has been stitched up, an ice pack reduces swelling. Prescription medication is supplied to ease any pain or discomfort, and it is recommended that you prepare to relax for the remainder of the day. The majority of patients may have some modest edema and bruising along with some numbness.
A broken tooth may present with various symptoms, including discomfort when chewing, temperature sensitivity, pressure sensitivity, or a combination of these. It may be difficult to locate the origin of the discomfort since it comes and goes so often. It might be difficult to pinpoint which tooth is sometimes producing the ache.
Our procedure is a cutting-edge alternative to traditional root canal therapy. Our procedure utilizes an innovative blend of fluid dynamics and a wide spectrum of soundwaves to reach tiny places and remove germs, debris, and tissue. Because our procedure successfully cleans and disinfects the root canal system, the probability of failure over time is significantly reduced.
Get effective endodontics procedures by Edward Shluper, DDS, for you and your loved ones. For more details and appointments, call us at (973) 743-5432, book online, or visit us at 115 US Highway 46, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046, Building E, Ste. 33.