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Endodontic therapy is the proper name for what is commonly referred to as a root canal. The root canal is actually the naturally occurring canal that runs through the roots of each tooth, leading to a pulp chamber. These canals can become infected by microbials that eat away at your teeth. When this happens, endodontic therapy is used to clear out the infection with tiny files that scrape the infected tissue away.

Rotary endodontics is a new method of endodontic therapy that utilizes an electric handpiece instead of manual files. Because rotary endodontics uses an electric instrument, there is no associated drilling noise and the procedure can be finished much more quickly.

The Rotary Endodontics Process

At the start of your "root canal" using rotary endodontics, patient is given a local anesthetic to numb the pain. Once the affected area is numb‚ the dentist will use an electric handpiece to drill into the pulp chamber of the infected tooth and scrape away the infection in your root canal. Once the entire infection has been removed‚ the dentist will protect your tooth by fitting it with a crown. By doing this the tooth will be protected from further infection six times better than it would without a crown.

Benefits of Rotary Endodontics

There is quite the stigma surrounding "root canal" procedures‚ but with rotary endodontics‚ one need not fear anymore. Various sedation options and local anesthetics combined with the electric handpiece used in rotary endodontics make root canal procedures a virtually pain-free and quite low-stress experience. For many people‚ the most unpleasant part of the root canal procedure is the sound of your tooth being drilled into. With rotary endodontics‚ that unpleasant noise is a thing of the past. Now one can relax comfortably while the dentist does his or her work with an electric handpiece that doesn´t generate any drilling or scraping sounds.