Endodontics is a tooth preservation process. It includes devitalization (nerve extraction) and processing of the inner part of the tooth (pulp and root canal). A well-treated tooth will stay in your mouth for a long time.
Some of the symptoms that might indicate the need for endodontic treatment:
• spontaneous pain or “knocking” in the tooth
• pain during chewing
• sensitivity to cold and warm
• the existence of fistula or swelling that can be painless
Within the external hard tooth substance, there are blood and lymph vessels that feed the tooth, and nerves that give the tooth sensitivity. The root canal presents a connection to the blood vessels and the nerves of the entire body. Deeper dental cavity or injury (fracture) of the dental tissue will result in tooth pulp injury and often results in infection of the blood vessels and nerve within the teeth. In such instances, it is necessary to carry out the so-called endodontic treatment or tooth treatment.
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Endodontic treatment (tooth treatment) consists in removing decomposed and infected tissues from the pulp chamber and tooth root canals. After that, it needs to be filled with adequate special substances.
Damaged or infected pulp will not cure itself. The infection will spread to the surrounding dental tissue if the tooth is not treated, the bone surrounding the teeth will degenerate and eventually, the tooth will be lost. The tooth must be removed, causing new complications within the entire stomatognathic apparatus. Although the extraction of the teeth is less expensive than the treatment of teeth, in the end, the most expensive procedure will be replacing the lost teeth with implants or bridges. If you have any chances, save your teeth.
Endodontic treatment at the clinic lasts one or two visits. First, you will get local anesthesia to make the area of work painless. The canal is treated with special intracanal instruments to remove all degenerated tissue; it is abundantly flushed and disinfected. The canals are thus prepared and ready for filling. If the tooth is too weak, a special peg is placed inside the canal to secure the tooth. Finally, a crown is placed on the treated tooth to protect it from a fracture. More than 95% of endodontically treated teeth have been successfully cured. Take good care of your teeth.