Essexendodontics primary work as a specialist is with root canal therapy. A root canal can save your cracked or decaying tooth from an extraction. Through quick, accurate treatments, it’s possible to remove the soft nerve tissue of the tooth– the pulp– and to rebuild the tooth’s core, structural strength, so that the tooth remains viable, healthy, and stable for life. Root canal therapy can not only help you to save your tooth, but it can also address the considerable pain that patients feel when they have a tooth that has been compromised, and would otherwise require an extraction
Retreatment commonly involves reopening the tooth, and removing the materials that were used to fill it during the first root canal procedure. After a close examination for additional canals or missed decay, the endodontist can then, properly clean and shape the canals of the tooth, and replace the old materials with new filling. The tooth is then resealed, usually with a temporary filling. A new crown or permanant filling will then be placed on the tooth to protect it.
The nature of the injury, the length of time from injury to treatment, how your tooth was cared for after the injury and your body’s response all affect the long-term health of the tooth. Timely treatment is particularly important with dislodged or knocked-out teeth in order to prevent root resorption.
Resorption occurs when your body, through its own defense mechanisms, begins to reject your own tooth in response to the traumatic injury. Following the injury, you should return to your dentist or endodontist to have the tooth examined and/or treated at regular intervals for up to five years to ensure that root resorption is not occurring and that surrounding tissues continue to heal. It has to be noted that some types of resorption are untreatable.