Tooth decay (hole/cavity) is a common problem that affects almost over 60% population of all ages. It occurs when harmful bacteria in the mouth produce certain acids that harms the tooth enamel which is the outermost layer of the tooth, leading to cavities. Usually, cavities are ignored, if left untreated may lead to toothache and subsequent infections like abscess, cysts etc. To manage tooth decay/cavity/hole a dentist with specialization in “Endodontist” is the most appropriate professional.

An endodontist is a dental specialist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of dental pulp and root canal-related issues. They perform root canal treatments, which involve removing the infected or damaged pulp tissue from the tooth and filling the space with a special material to restore the tooth’s function. Usually, the root canal treatment may be performed by general dentists but there are situations like complex tooth anatomies, and geriatric patients where the root canals are usually calcified which makes the treatment challenging for the general dentist that can be managed by endodontists who are skilled in performing such treatments. They are also experts in diagnosing and treating cracked teeth, dental trauma, and performing surgeries related to the dental pulp. ‘Endodontists’ use advanced techniques and technologies such as digital X-rays, magnification loupes, microscopes, lasers to perform precise and effective treatments.

Dental injuries occur in road traffic accidents and few Sports which can badly affect the facial aesthetics, form and function of teeth. In such cases rehabilitation of damaged tooth structure gets mandatory. Post trauma, when the tooth gets dislodged out of the jawbone, Endodontist helps to place back into its original position.

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Endodontist can provide aesthetic rehabilitation procedures like veneering, aesthetic smile designing, bleaching, tooth-coloured fillings etc.

It is better to consult a specialized dentist who is upgraded with the knowledge to manage the tooth. Hence an endodontist is there to style your smile!

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Dr. Aniket Chavan
Faculty, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi

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