Also known as devitalization, endodontic treatment consists of accessing the interior of the tooth to disinfect and seal the root canal system. This procedure is done in response to situations in which the tooth is badly destroyed by dental caries, trauma fractures or severe wear, compromising the tissue where the tooth’s nervous structure (dental pulp) is found.
What does an Endodontics consist of?
Endodontics of a tooth consists of penetrating the root canal system, inside the tooth, to remove the infected pulp and subsequently remove and seal them, so that as many bacteria as possible are removed from the inside of the tooth, restoring their masticatory capacity. This procedure is painless and its duration is dependent on the severity of the pathology, and more than one consultation may be necessary for its performance.
Most Common Signs and Symptoms?
Symptoms associated with the need to devitalize a tooth range from prolonged sensitivity, stimulation to cold and hot, discomfort to chewing or the presence of abscesses or fistulas (small bubbles in the gums that drain a slight yellow liquid).
The ultimate goal of this treatment is to preserve the tooth from a functional and aesthetic point of view.