Endodontics is the removal of tissue found inside of the root canal of a tooth and subsequent cleaning, shaping and filling.
The practice of endodontics expert not always involves the removal of the pulp, but also tries, sometimes, to maintain the vitality of it, as well as care for the tissues around the tooth.
Of particular importance is the root canal treatment of teeth that suffer trauma and permanent or permanent teeth that are young and have the roots with incomplete development.
What is it endodontics
Endodontics is a procedure performed to try to preserve the tooth in place in the dental arch, maintaining proper function.
After locally anesthetize the area, a cavity is made to access the interior of the tooth, for which previous radiographs are required. Then the root canals are cleaned and filled with a suitable material. Finally an interim and / or final filling is placed to close the cavity that has had to make to access the inside of the root canals to make endodontics or to treat carious lesions.
Depending on the situation presented by the tooth may be needed one or more sessions.
When to perform a root canal
You must perform a root canal in cases where there are symptoms such as:- Pain and tenderness with food or drinks cold and / or hot- Pain when chewing- Infections seen externally or by radiographic examinations- Cases of trauma to the teeth or tissues surrounding them- In certain prosthetic and / or surgical treatment, which is indicated
On numerous occasions different tests must be performed to finalize the diagnosis and treatment / s to follow.
Oral Care after endodontics
After performing endodontics the patient should follow the signs and the expert care professional in Dentistry and Stomatology can suggest you, such as:- Eat a soft diet for a few days- Precise drug treatment- Go to the reviews- Complete the necessary restorations after endodontic
Edited by Roser Berner Ubasos.