You are on page 1of 8

ENDODONTIC

Member of Group 3
Lies Nur Hayati
Nida Asla Thufailah K
Siti Nur Febriyani
Syifa Fauziah
Tofan Andriana
Definition of Endodontic

“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for
“tooth.” Endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment, treats
the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth. An endodontist is a dentist
who specializes in saving teeth.
Saving the natural tooth with root
canal treatment has many
advantages:

Efficient Chewing

Normal Biting Force & Sensation

Natural Appearance

Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain


When root canal treatment is
needed

Root canal treatment is only required when dental X-rays show


that the pulp has been damaged by a bacterial infection. The
pulp will begin to die if it's infected by bacteria, allowing
the bacteria to then multiply and spread.

The symptoms of a pulp infection include:


1. Pain when eating or drinking hot or cold food and drink
2. Pain when biting or chewing
3. A loose tooth
As the infection progresses, these symptoms often disappear as
the pulp dies. Your tooth then appears to have healed, but the
infection has in fact spread through the root canal system.

Further symptoms eventually occur, such as:


1. Pain when biting or chewing returning
2. Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
3. Pus oozing from the affected tooth
4. Facial swelling
5. The tooth becoming a darker colour

It's important to see your dentist if you develop toothache. If your


tooth is infected, the pulp can't heal by itself.
Leaving the infected tooth in your mouth may make it worse.
There may also be less chance of the root canal treatment
working if the infection within your tooth becomes established.

Antibiotics – medication to treat bacterial infections – aren't


effective in treating root canal infections.
How root canal treatment is
performed

Removing the bacteria from the root canal system ( Root Canal
Treatment )

Before having root


canal treatment, you'll
usually be given a local
Removing the tooth ( Extraction ) anaesthetic. This means
the procedure shouldn't
be painful and should
However, removing the tooth isn't usually recommended as it's
better to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible. be no more unpleasant
than having a filling.
After the bacteria have been removed, the root canal will be
filled and the tooth sealed with a filling or crown
Recovering from root canal
treatment

You should avoid biting on hard foods until all of your


treatment is complete.

Maintaining good oral hygiene

Not consuming too much sugary food

Giving up smoking if you smoke


THANK YOU