Endodontics refers to the branch of dentistry that deals with trauma to teeth, dental implants, root canal treatments, and endodontic surgery. Dr. Chan specializes in endodontic treatments of any kind and can help restore your oral health and the functioning of teeth. Understanding why you need an endodontist is important – a general dentist cannot perform the same procedures as an endodontist.
Root canals are a treatment used to alleviate pain, discomfort, and other issues caused by an inflamed or infected root canal. The canal of the tooth can become inflamed in several ways, such as injury to the tooth or decay that has reached the canal itself. The surgery is performed by a specialist capable of removing the inflamed tissue while trying to damage the tooth as little as possible.
Trauma can occur while playing sports or because of an accident. Many of these incidents result only in minor damage to teeth, like chips in the tooth. However, despite how minor the injury seems it is important to visit a dentist in your area. This way dentists like Dr. Chan can detect further injuries and issues that you may not have known were there. This prevents infections and additional damage to the tooth that was injured and the surrounding teeth as well.
Dental implants are used to secure permanent or removable replacement teeth in the mouth. Patients with dental implants undergo a procedure called dental implantation surgery, in which a titanium post is inserted into the jawbone and then an attachment is connected that allows a replacement tooth (or teeth) to be attached. This restores the function of teeth, allowing for proper chewing and restoring the structure of the mouth and jawbone.
Anything from small fractures to hidden root canals can be found with endodontic surgeries. It can also be used to remove calcium deposits in teeth and to treat damage that has occurred to the root or surrounding bone.
Dr. Chan can provide you with the dental care you need. Call and make an appointment to sit down with an experienced endodontist and discuss your treatment options and the health of your teeth.