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Hobart Endodontics

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Description

All dentists received training in endodontic treatment in dental school. General dentists perform root canal procedures along with other dental procedures, but often they refer patients needing endodontic treatment to a specialized practice, who works in collaboration with general dentists.

 

An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment. Endodontists become specialists by completing dental school, followed by an additional three years of advanced training to include the diagnosis and treatment of dental pain. Our endodontists are able to perform routine, as well as difficult and very complex root canal procedures, including endodontic surgery and treatment of traumatic dental injuries.

 

All our root canal procedures are performed using the aid of a dental microscope. Using a dental microscope allows us to diagnose small cracks and locate additional canals that are usually not visible to the naked eye. Missing cracks and leaving any canals untreated may lead the root canal treatment to fail.

Root canal treatment/Endodontic treatment

Root canal or endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes such as deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

 

During root canal or endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection and the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.

 

Sometimes the pulp space presents with a complex anatomy and your dentist may choose to refer you to a specialist. The quality of the initial root canal treatment has a significant affect on a successful outcome and if the pulp space is not properly cleaned, shaped and filled it may lead to persistent infection.

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16 Princes St, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7005.,7005,Princes Street,Hobart