At Oraa care Smile, Dwarka, Delhi, we aim to provide our patient the most comfortable and professional dental experience available in the NCR region. We are approached by people with complicated cases of root canal, pulpectomy, advanced RCT that requires specialist skills for a more.
There are many Endodontists in Delhi who work within a general practice setting; thus are unable to resolve the problem adequately. At Oraa, the patients are referred to a solely endodontic practice- no general dentistry is carried out. All your oral and dental issues are addressed by the best "Endodontist in Delhi (Dwarka)" who is also the Head specialist at Oraa and an expert in the field of Endodontics!
What is endodontics?
Ever in life you, your children or loved ones encounter a tooth ache, sensation, drooling, acute oral distress, the first thing that comes to your mind is to hurry up to a dentist. Wait! Take a deep breath and think over again. Do you actually need a dentist at this point of time or you just need to know that you are privileged to have options for a most appropriate, effective, and fast dental treatment. You read it right, there are certain dental conditions that are not manageable by a general dentist and demands for a specialist, specifically when it is about internal tooth issue, nerve or pulp problem. For that endodontist is a medical specialist who cures your dental problems and performs endodontic Root canal therapy (RCT).
Now you must be thinking what is this endodontic now. Do not worry; we will brief you on that as well as other significant information related to it. Let’s get started.
What is endodontic?
Endodontic is a medical specialty field of dentistry that concentrates on the cure, rehabilitation and treatment of inside the tooth. The procedure includes treatment of the diseased or infected dental pulp or the nerve of the tooth, tooth root and adjacent tissues.
Endodontic procedures are mainly referred to as root canal treatment or it is more or less about RCT only. Other specialist endodontic treatment includes apicoectomies (a microsurgical treatment to scrape off a cyst or inflammatory tissue from the end of a tooth root), root canal retreatment, dealing with dental emergencies and management following dental trauma. To save the tooth, Endodontic procedure or root canal therapy may be needed when teeth are cracked bumped or avulsed (knocked out). Root canal procedure mainly involves extraction of the infected or the inflamed dental pulp. The dental pulp is that part of the tooth which enables us to feel temperature and warns us for the onset or existence of a problem like tooth decay or septic pulp. When virus enter the pulp through cracks, holes or evacuations, or decay or following a knock to the tooth, the pulp gets inflamed and the tooth and adjacent area will become sore.
What are the symptoms or signs for endodontics?
Common symptoms include increased sensitivity to temperature (cold and hot), reflex to sour and sweet eatables, sudden pain, acute aching with bite or pressure and soreness. Any of those signs may alert to the need for root canal.
Who is an Endodontist and what do they do?
Endodontists are level up dentists who possess advance specialization and certified training in preserving, protecting, curing and maintaining teeth through endodontic procedures - therapy, involving the nerves, soft inner tissue of the teeth, known as the pulp. However, all dentists are trained in diagnosis, treatment and endodontic therapy, but, some teeth can be particularly difficult to diagnose and treat and moreover needs special techniques and measure for controlling. This must be the reason why you may have been referred to an endodontic specialist.
In addition to dental college, endodontic specialist or endodontist acquires two or more years of advanced education and proficiency in this field of treatment which makes them better understand an address a typical dental condition. Endodontist in their advanced education are mainly taught about root canal procedures, techniques, methods in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists themselves find it viable to refer to their patients to endodontists rater tan just experimenting with them.
So let’s learn what all endodontist do and how they do?
Diagnoses and cures Pain
It is often quite difficult to detect the cause of oral pain such as toothaches fractured/bumped or cracked teeth. Because of a massive network of nerves in the mouth, the terrible pain of a diseased or affected tooth is some or most of the times felt in another tooth and/or in the ear, head, or neck. To have a proper and correct assessment of the oral concern, an endodontist is a specialist to diagnose, treat and prevent this type of pain.
Taking x-rays for deep oral evaluation
In-depth and correct representation of the person's teeth plays a major role in examining, diagnosing and treating the problem. An endodontist is well equipped and trained to execute hi-tech means and methods to take out such X-rays. Using a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), the specialist gives a 3D imaging for best understanding for which normal dentists generally have challenges justifying the expense and technique of this kind of specialized high-end instrument.
Treats Traumatic oral afflictions
Damage to Pulp is often caused by a blow to the mouth, or sometimes due to dental restorations. An endodontic specialist is the best doctor for treatment of these types of traumatic injuries. For example, a blow to a kid’s permanent tooth which is not fully developed can set a basis for the root to stop growing. A procedure known as apexification triggers bone to be assembled at the end of the root which makes then makes it achievable to save the tooth through a root canal treatment. An endodontic specialist is specifically trained in procedures for re-harvesting teeth that have been smashed out of their sinuses.
Cures difficult to treat teeth like molars
A part of the difference in treatment success majorly comes from the more sophisticated devices and techniques that an endodontist typically use to treat the most screwed molars or other tooth issues. An Endodontist using a surgical microscope scans the interior most part of the tooth to search for the nanoscopic cracks or root canals that are else out of question to pinpoint. Since cracks/passages in roots or missed canals are the two core reasons for endodontic failure, the use of magnification by an endodontic specialist can improve case outcome.
Sometimes, though, rare, a tooth that went through endodontic procedures does not heal or pain persists despite therapy. Also at times a tooth in the beginning responds to root canal but becomes diseased or aching months or years afterwards. When any of these circumstances arise, the tooth can commonly be controlled and managed with a second round of endodontic treatment.
Endodontist or Dentist - Which makes the right and best choice?
When it comes to having root canal treatment, pulpectomy or pulpotomy, the field of dentistry provides 2 options. Either gets it from your regular dentist who can perform the job, or else a trained specialist. However, the official concept for a root canal treatment is a specialist is "endodontist." The main point of difference between the two is in the level of expertise and execution of sophisticated techniques they have to offer.
And here we outline, while you can't go wrong with selecting to have an endodontic specialist conduct your tooth's treatment, their level of skill and training isn't always required in every case.
Why should patients go to a RCT specialist or Endodontist, instead of general dentist?
Benefits of RCT Endodontist over general dentist
The Endodontists are expert specialist of dentistry in executing root canal and other complex dental treatment procedures. While general dentists have adroit concepts for whole of dental concerns and issues, they do not master or specialize in specific subject of dentistry. However, the Endodontists or RCT specialists have an advanced level of knowledge, skills and proficiency to manage complex dental problems. They possess the requisite educational qualifications, board certification and expertise to cure and treat patients, of acute dental disorders. Besides dealing with any other dental procedures, Endodontist are specialized and proficient in conducting Root canal therapy or pulpectomy. Besides these rudimentary reasons, patients must always look for Endodontist RCT specialist, for the following reasons:
- Advanced/ avant-grade Technology: While conducting any complex or extensive dental procedure, the Endodontist use R& D technology, latest devices and machines to solve the issue effectively and in a painless manner. With state-of-the-art techniques and instruments like ultrasonic equipments, digital imaging, microscopes, and fiber optics, the endodontist improves the quality and standard of procedures and provide more comfort to the patients.
- Efficiency and effectiveness: A dentist is not able to diagnose the root cause of a severe dental problem; neither is specialized in conducting dental surgeries. You may just end up volunteering time and efforts in treating your problem the wrong way that further adds to more issues. Like always said, experience is a key to efficiency. Since the RCT specialists are only restricted to conducting endodontic treatments; hence they are far more efficient, their treatment is effective and outcome is productive. Also, with the touch of Endodontists, healing process gets speedy and shorter recovery time
- Experience matters: With additional 2 and 3 years of specialized training, board recognized practice licensing, the Endodontist possess more experience, compared to a normal dentist. Compared to a general dentist, who is capable to perform 2 to 3 root canals a week, that too with conservative methods, the Endodontist are highly competent of handling at least 20 RCT per week; which comes from their huge exposure and years of practical experience.
- Round the clock Availability: RCT specialists are available round-the-corner and they would not even disappoint you on the weekends. They are known to provide a positive response, during emergency situations. As an outcome, there is less delay in treatments, no health hazards, and by their fast action, patients get instant relief.
Advantages offer by a regular dentist
Dentist performing root canal treatment can be somewhat conservative, time-consuming and painful. But the benefits linked to selecting an endodontist to perform your task do not contribute to substantial outcomes in all cases. Not all root canals pose a big challenge. And in the situations where your regular dentist is more than competent of conducting your task, there are certain benefits that receiving from them do so can offer. You have to have a familiar environment and familiar person to get your work done from. In addition, you will find that your fess is not that higher as wit an endodontist since they generally have a financial premium attached in their services. Advantages offered by general dentists for some cannot be neglected.
Will I need to return to your clinic for Additional Visits or sessions?
Once endodontic procedure is finished, your tooth must be evaluated periodically, generally in every 8 - 12 months. This allows for the specialist to ensure that the tooth has healed completely or is healing properly. An abscess may take up to 2 years to completely heal, so the tooth needs to be evaluating for at least 2 years.