When people talk about endodontics they usually link to this particular treatment to a painful experience, this used to be the case before technology stepped in, the most common procedure done in endodontics is the root canal. These steps involved in with developed therapy require that dentists to make incisions in the affected tooth in order to eliminate infections which have reached the pulp.
The word endodontics comes from the Greek “endo” which means inside and “odons” which means tooth, in cosmetic dentistry the use of endodontics is required if the decay of a tooth is quite severe in other words, if the decay has gone from the enamel to the dentin and ultimately into the pulp conventional cosmetic dentistry procedures may need to be pushed back until this therapy is complete. Teeth which have decayed and have developed a darker dentin should be treated before any cosmetic procedure is done.
If the pulp of the tooth becomes infected then root canal therapy is required, in order to prevent future outbreaks and infections qualified dentists use laser technology in order to disinfect the area and eliminate bacteria, then the area is filled and sealed. This procedure effectively prevents complications at the root and pulp level.
While many general dentists prefer to refer such procedures to specialized dentists in the field, most general dentists are qualified to perform general endodontics work, this is also the reason why most root canals are performed by general dentists.
Other procedures which are also done through endodontics are drainage and internal tooth bleaching, as previously described this procedure is done to patients whose teeth have darkened due to decay of the dentin or any other soft tissue.
Even though the root of the procedure is relatively painless when done properly most people will usually refer to it according to its general stereotype which is but one of extremely painful operation. Regardless of the many stereotypes this operation may be tagged with it is a necessary step in order to prevent serious infections and future complications which may become truly painful.
Source by Al Cox