At Lakewood Dental Group, we are committed to practicing conservative dentistry. Using advanced technology and highly precise techniques, we can provide more efficient care with minimal discomfort. One area in which our conservative practices are most evident is in our use of rotary endodontics. Our dentists in Dallas perform a full spectrum of endodontic services, including root canal therapy, using ultramodern electric handpieces. Of course, Drs. Shaun Sigurdson and Mihir Patel also combine their use of technology with clinical skill and personal concern for patient comfort.
What is rotary endodontics?
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the soft pulp inside teeth. Endodontic procedures often treat dental infections and severe toothaches.
Drs. Sigurdson and Patel use cutting-edge electric rotary handpieces to perform traditional endodontic procedures. Standard endodontic tools have stainless steel tips. In contrast, the tips of our rotary tools are made out of nickel titanium, a much more flexible material.
What are the benefits of rotary endodontics?
Because nickel titanium is so pliant, the tips can more easily fit down curved root canals. Your Lakewood dentist can more accurately remove diseased dental pulp with minimal impact to healthy tissue and your tooth roots. In this way, he may be able to preserve more of your tooth and avoid the need for additional procedures.
In comparison, older, manual tools could sometimes lead to unwanted tissue removal and even nicks along the walls of the root canals. Thus, rotary tools dramatically reduce discomfort. Procedures are also safer and more predictable with a lower risk of complications.
Furthermore, rotary instruments are quiet, which can diminish the stress of dental care. Finally, thanks to their great precision, our electric handpieces often make endodontic treatment much faster.
What procedures can you perform with rotary tools?
We most frequently perform root canal therapy with rotary tools. This key endodontic treatment is typically the best option for infected teeth. Infection develops when cavities go untreated and bacteria penetrate the soft inner pulp of a tooth, often traveling down the nerves that run along the dental roots.
During root canal therapy, Dr. Sigurdson or Dr. Patel will use a rotary device to remove infected pulp from the center of your tooth and the root canals. Once all bacteria and damaged tissue is gone, he will place a crown.
Less frequently, your dentist may use rotary tools during other procedures in which he must remove damaged dental pulp. For instance, our electric handpieces can be quite beneficial during the first steps of post and core treatment. Only after removing diseased pulp can your dentist place a stabilizing post and build up the core of your tooth.
Experience State-of-the-Art Endodontics at Lakewood Dental Group
Although endodontic treatment has a reputation for being quite unpleasant, modern methods can make your care virtually discomfort-free. Check out Lakewood Dental Group and experience the difference of rotary endodontics for yourself. Schedule an appointment online or call us at 214-827-1885.