Saving your natural tooth should be your first option when seeking dental treatments. Deep decay, trauma, or a crack can cause inflammation or infection to the soft tissue inside the tooth. If left untreated it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. The tooth can be saved with an endodontic procedure, also known as root canal treatment.
An endodontist is a specialist who does root canal treatment. The treatment involves removing the soft inner tissue inside the root known as the pulp, and then filling the empty space and sealing it. The tooth can then be restored to it's natural and functional condition by covering it with a crown.
Dr. Jaclyn Dam-Laute at IDC Dental is the only Western trained endodontist in Beijing. All her cases are performed using an operating microscope and can often be done in one visit.