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Is Endodontics the Same as Periodontics


Posted on 1/15/2024 by Martin Periodontics
Image of a human jaw at Martin Periodontics. Periodontics is not the same as endodontics, although many people tend to confuse the two. Periodontics is the dentistry area whereby it focuses on the supporting structures near the tooth. These structures include the bone, connective tissues and gums, and all the other diseases and illnesses connected to the mentioned areas of the mouth. Periodontists are the ones responsible for dealing with such conditions In case they occur in a patient. Periodontal diseases show signs, and in four people, three of them show warning signs. Hence, you must get yourself monitored regularly to check for signs of periodontal illnesses.

Endodontics Definition


Endodontics is a dentistry branch that involves the treatment of the tissues of the tooth that are diseased or injured. Treatment for such conditions may involve procedures such as dental surgeries or root canals. An endodontist offers the correct therapy for conditions to make sure no further damage is caused. In most scenarios of an endodontic, Root Canal Therapy is considered.

A root canal involves the treatment of the injured, dead pulp or infected area surrounding the nerves of the teeth by removing it.in many instances, patients are not required to undergo surgery unless they continue to experience pain after a root canal retreatment or therapy has happened successfully.

An endodontist is responsible for treating such conditions that involve endodontics. An endodontist is there to ensure that a patient has been protected from the high costs that come with tooth replacement and the long process that is needed in the long term. Also, these experts ensure that a patient's natural tooth is saved at all costs.

When to see an Endodontist or Periodontist


You need to check for these signs to see an Endodontist; an infection, abscess, or tissue inflammation that occurs inside the pulp. On the other hand, you need to visit a periodontist if you notice these symptoms; bleeding gums when flossing or brushing, chronic bad breath, sensitivity to cold or hot stuff, gum recession, or loose teeth. However, do not wait for such signs to show up but visit these professionals for checkups since some symptoms show up when it is too late to fix the conditions.
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