The overall aim of dentistry and dental practice is to maintain a healthy and natural mouth and dentition. The aim of endodontic treatment is to preserve functional teeth without prejudice to the health of the patient.
The scope of the special area of dental practice known as Endodontology includes, but is not limited to
- the differential diagnosis and treatment of oro-facial pain of pulpal and periradicular origin;
- prevention of pulpal disease and vital pulp therapy;
- root canal treatment;
- treatment of post endodontic disease;
- surgical endodontics;
- bleaching of endodontically treated teeth;
- treatment procedures related to coronal restorations using a core and/or a post involving the root canal space;
- endodontically related measures in connection with crown-lengthening and forced eruption procedures;
- treatment of traumatized teeth.
If you have received a traumatic injury to your teeth you can visit the website of the International Association of Dental Traumatology or the Dental Trauma Guide for advice.