Endodontics: what it is and what it is used

Written by: Dra. Susana Hernández Montero
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos

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.


Endodontics step

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

endodontics 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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Susana Hernández Montero

Dr. Montero Hernandez is an expert in Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry. He has been President of the XXVI National Congress of the Spanish Association of Endodontics. Among other positions during his professional experience in 2016 has been Member of the National Congress of Endodontics Scientific Committee. Throughout his career he has combined his clinical work with teaching, being a teacher , "Pathology Medical Dental" of the Faculty of Huesca between 2008 and 2012. It also works in disseminating related to various medical, surgical and dental areas content. he is currently specialist Dental Clinic Drs. Hernandez Altemir.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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