Introduction

As an endodontic patient, what should I expect?

transparent model of a toothA comprehensive examination to diagnose oro-facial pain and pulpal injury to determine if root treatment is necessary and if the tooth is a good candidate for such treatment.

Non-surgical treatment to eliminate the inflamed or infected pulp. This injured pulp or microbes within the space are removed as optimally as possible and the root canal is sealed.

Surgical endodontics. Under certain circumstances, a surgical approach may be indicated to heal the disease. Major advances have been made in the field of surgical endodontics maximizing the probability of success for this approach to treatment.