Endodontics is the part of dentistry that studies the diseases of the dental pulp, which is the innermost part of the tooth, made up of soft tissue, nerves and blood vessels, and their treatments.
Symptoms and causes of a root canal
Endodontics can be performed on patients who have the following symptoms:
- Pain in the teeth while biting or chewing.
- Hypersensitivity to the teeth with hot or cold foods or beverages that do not disappear once the stimulus withdrawn.
- Pain at night that is capable of reaching wake.
And when there is practiced the presence of:
- Deep dental caries that affect nerve.
- Too deep fillings, which can cause inflammation of the dental nerve.
- Dental Trauma and occlusal trauma.
- Periodontal disease.
- By prosthetic requirement, especially extracted teeth.
What is endodontic treatment
The root canal treatment is the care of the root canal, through which passes the dental pulp, through proper instrumentation, cleaning and sealing of these pathways.
During treatment, local anesthesia is applied to the treatment area and then the crown of the tooth is bored and so access to the dental pulp and extract to clean the pipe before carrying out the filling and sealing the crown with specific materials .
In most cases, the root canal treatment can be performed only once, although this may vary depending on the severity of the patient's situation and the difficulty suppose when performing them.
Prevention of an endodontic
Like any other disease, a root canal can be prevented by good oral hygiene habits, along with preventive dentistry that prevent, for example, small cavities, which can be solved with a simple filling, over time end up in a Dental nerve involvement.