Main applications of endodontics

Written by: Javier de la Cruz Conejo
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Endodontics is the removal of the pulp tissue, which nourishes and gives life to the tooth. That's why it is popularly known as "kill the nerve".


What applications does endodontics?

Endodontics is the last alternative to tooth extraction, in which the pulp tissue has been colonized by bacteria that infect and cause it hurts.

endodontic applications

What are the most common pathologies? And the most serious?

The typical tooth pain, pain with temperature changes (especially heat), and pain while chewing.

The most serious are those that have left long evolve and, therefore, the infection is very complex and appears oozing around the abscess or phlegmon and grindstone.


What techniques have endodontics?

There is a manual mode to do so; with special limes, ranging duct cleaning inside the tooth and will DISINFECTED. Moreover, there is mechanical, more efficient technique, where these files are positioned on a rotary tool and, therefore, the cleaning and disinfection of the duct is much more effective. Subsequent to cleaning the pulp canals are sealed with gutta - percha, a material that tries to prevent bacterial recolonisation. This percha can place the dentist by manual means or by mechanical means.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Javier de la Cruz Conejo

Dr. de la Cruz is a specialist in oral-maxillofacial surgery and Master's degree in implantology. He graduated in Dentistry at the Complutense University of Madrid and university expert in cosmetic dentistry by the University Rey Juan Carlos I. In 2002 he won the international certification expert prosthesis Veneers and Lumineers 2.

It also collaborates with the services of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Clinical Hospital San Carlos and the department of oral surgery and implants at the Complutense University of Madrid. He is a member of many societies like the Spanish Society of Oral Surgery and the Spanish Society of Periodontology.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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