The endodontic treatment (or root canal) is an outpatient dental work that allows to avoid the extraction of the tooth, when the vital part achieved by the bacteria due to a penetrating caries or fracture is inflamed or infected.
What are the signs that indicate an infection of the vital part of a tooth?
The tooth can give a nuisance so minimal as not to cause concern.
This type of symptoms is also found in the later stages of dental elements and severely compromised.
In some cases, hypersensitivity to cold is the first symptom.
The pain you warm and chewing that endures after removing the stimulus that causes it is to be associated with irreversible damage of the vital part of the tooth.
How is performed the root canal?
The endodontic treatment (root canal or) is:
- In the removal of the pulp (dental nerve) inflamed and infected present inside the tooth for the entire length of the roots
- In its replacement with permanent obturation gutta-percha and cement root canal.
All this prior cleaning and shaping of root canals.
What are the aims of the root canal?
The aim of the endodontic therapy is the removal of the bacteria present inside the tooth, so that, once reconstructed, both aesthetically and functionally intact.
In the case of advanced stage of infection, the root canal restores the bone surrounding the tooth, avoiding the occurrence of abscesses or granulomas, risky for the patient's overall health.
How long it takes to perform a root canal therapy?
The endodontic treatment requires one or two sessions, as a function of the tooth, of his anatomy and the degree of contamination of the pulp. Endodontic therapy is painless thanks to the help of local anesthesia.