What is Endodontics?

Endodontic therapy relieves and treats
orofacial pain.

Understanding Orofacial Pain.

Orofacial Pain is a complaint that around the world affects millions of people on a daily basis. It constitutes any symptom that occurs from a large number of disorders and diseases that result in a sensation of discomfort or pain felt in the region of the face, mouth, nose, ears, eyes, neck, and head.

When a person experiences pain in any other part of the body, often that pain or discomfort can be ‘tolerated, endured, or ignored’ to some level until symptoms become bad enough that the person seeks treatment.

When pain occurs in the Orofacial region however, it often sparks an immediate attention response consisting of a significant level of concern and worry. The Orofacial region exists to perform many functions vital to human life support and therefore it is the most anatomically complex of all body systems, and has an enormous level of brain function and nerve supply dedicated to its daily operation. The region performs functions such as breathing and smell, taste, sight, mastication (eating and chewing), swallowing, and communication (verbal and non-verbal).

Orofacial Pain affects millions on a daily basis.

Endodontic therapy treats the pulp of a tooth to eliminate infection.

What is Endodontics?

Endodontic therapy is a sequence of treatment for the pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. This set of procedures is commonly referred to as a “root canal.” Root canals and their associated pulp chamber are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities.

Endodontic therapy involves the removal of these structures, the subsequent cleaning, shaping, and decontamination of the hollows with tiny files and irrigating solutions, and the obturation (filling) of the decontaminated canals with an inert filling such as gutta percha and typically a eugenol-based cement. After endodontic surgery the tooth will be “dead,” and if an infection is spread at apex, root end surgery is required. Although the procedure is relatively painless when done properly[1], the root canal remains a stereotypically fearsome dental operation, and, in the United States, a common response to an unpleasant proposal is, “I’d rather have a root canal.”

The Initial Consultation

Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Most times, endodontic treatment can be done the same day as the consultation. If you are experiencing any pain, treatment can be instituted immediately. Be assured that our doctors will stay in touch with your referring dentist at all times.

Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:

  • Your referral slip and any X-rays if applicable
  • A list of medications you are presently taking
  • If you have dental insurance, bring the necessary information. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.

IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation visit. Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that requires you to be premedicated with antibiotics prior to dental treatment.

Most endondontic treatments can be done the same day.

Contact us

Schedule a consultation with
Allied Endodontics today.

Allied Endodontics

2301 E. Evesham Rd, Suite 608
Voorhees Township, NJ 08043
Email: info@alliedendodontics.com
Phone: 856-520-8212

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