Endodontists are specialists who diagnose and treat tooth pain, but they don't clean teeth or place fillings. After a root canal treatment, a core buildup is placed and the channels are sealed. The patient should not chew on the tooth until all sensitivity has gone away. A permanent filling is then placed on the tooth, and the patient may need to see their general dentist for a crown.
If the tooth does not heal after the endodontic procedure, or if it requires additional treatment, repeat endodontic treatment may be necessary. During retreatment, the endodontist will remove the initial filling and check for other infections and canals. They will eliminate any impending infections and place a temporary filling. After the tooth has healed, a crown or permanent filling will be placed.
The channel space is then sealed with a pink filling material called gutta-percha, which is biocompatible synthetic rubber. The endodontist will place a temporary filling on the tooth to protect it during the root canal procedure. Afterward, a core buildup is placed to strengthen the tooth and prevent catastrophic root fracture in the future. The patient should return for a follow-up visit as recommended by their endodontist.
If there is a dental injury, an endodontist can preserve the original tooth without extraction or extraction, which could negatively affect your smile. During surgery, they will treat any infected gums to ensure complete healing in that area. Whether or not you need a crown after endodontics depends largely on the position of the tooth in the mouth. The most common reason people see an endodontist is for inflammation or bacterial infection of the pulp.
If a tooth breaks out of its cavity or falls out completely, an endodontist can put it back in its socket and perform root canal treatment on it. Dentists can also perform root canals, but an endodontist has more experience doing them.