What is Endodontics?

What is Endodontics?

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The Greek words endo (ἔνδον ) and odont (ὀδόντος) when put together mean the inside of the tooth. Endodontics is therefore concerned with the treatment of the tooth’s interior.

What is so hard about root-canal treatment?

The tooth’s root-canal system is comparable to the roots of a tree, and is composed of a set of branches, some of which can be no wider than a human hair. Traditional endodontic practice only treats the main branches, as the finer elements cannot be observed or reached without deploying a surgical microscope. This can result in new disease developing only weeks after traditional root-canal treatment, and may ultimately result in the tooth having to be extracted.

Picture from a scanning electron microscope showing an insufficiently filled root-canal:
Root-canal filling
Bacterial colonization

Incomplete root-canal fillings:
Broken dental files that remain in the root
Overly widened root-canals which weaken the tooth
Jawbone inflammation caused by infected root-canals

Destruction of a root due to improper preparation for a post
Filling material leaking into the jawbone, resulting in inflammation


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