Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, is a specialty that deals with treatment of decayed teeth. The treatment varies depending on the extent of decay, ranging from simple fillings to root canal treatment.
An endodontist/ root canal specialist is trained to treat these clinical situation to save the tooth.
What does a Root Canal Specialist do?
- Simple fillings of the decayed teeth
The fillings include conventional silver fillings, tooth colored composite fillings/glass ionomer fillings, etc
- Root Canal Treatment (Single sitting / Laser RCT)
Whenever the decay involves the nerve (pulp) of the tooth RCT is the treatment of choice. Depending on various clinical situations there is conventional / Single sitting / Laser assisted RCT and the most advanced microendodontics (operating microscope/loupe assisted).
- Complex restorations:
These are tooth saving procedures like Inlays, Onlays ( using CAD CAM technology) and restoration of mutilated teeth with post n core build up.
a team of highly qualified, dedicated root canal specialists perform these procedures. These specialists perform RCT in teeth with complex anatomy like dilacerated (curved) roots, Accessory canals, Failed root canal cases, calcified canals, mutilated teeth etc.