A root canal therapy is designed to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed,infected,or has an inflamed nerve tissue due to trauma. The nerve and blood vessiles inside a tooth are removed and then sealed to stop the toothache and prevent an infection. Many root canal therapies can be avoided by applying modern dental techniques to reduce traumatic biting forces that if left untreated with time can lead to nerve inflammation and pain requiring root canal therapy.
Before endodontic treatment is considered, the integrity of the tooth in question should be closely evaluated. All recently placed restorations should be closely examined. Poorly placed restorations or restorations with a high bite can have symptoms that mimic a tooth with an inflamed nerve needing a root canal.
Dr. Alavi recommends root canal therapy only for those teeth that are truly effected with a diseased nerve. He may refer some root canal treatments to an endodontist. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the nerve (dental pulp) of the tooth.
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