Endodontists are highly trained dental professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating tooth pain. They have the expertise to identify the source of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnose. Endodontists don't place fillings or clean teeth, but instead focus on solving serious problems. When it comes to root canal procedures, endodontists use specialized techniques and sophisticated equipment such as ultrasound instruments and 3D x-rays to drill the tooth from the top.
They may also perform an apicectomy, which involves passing through the gum to remove the root tip of the tooth and all the infected tissue that surrounds it. If a tooth does not fully heal after an endodontic procedure or if it eventually requires additional treatment, repeat endodontic treatment may be necessary for lasting oral health. During retreatment, the endodontist will remove the filling that was initially used on the tooth. They will also check and eliminate signs of other infections and canals, eliminate any impending infections, and place a temporary filling.
After the tooth has fully healed, the dentist will place a crown on the tooth or use any permanent fillings. The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) states that whether or not you will need a crown after endodontics depends largely on the position of the tooth in your mouth. If you suffer a dental injury, an endodontist can offer you a means to preserve your original tooth, so extraction and extraction are not necessary, which could negatively affect your smile. For the duration of the surgery, the endodontist will treat the infected gums to ensure complete healing in that particular area. If you have a good working relationship with your dentist, he or she can tell you when you need to see a specialist, such as an endodontist, and may even recommend one. Whatever the reason, endodontists are often observed to repeat the procedure and fix the tooth correctly. An endodontist starts with the same education as a dentist, but then receives two or three more years of training to learn about root canal care.