Also known as root canal treatment, is the procedure that dentists use to remove - in part or in full - the pulp of the tooth and seal the pulp canal. The pulp is the innermost part of the tooth and is made up of a soft tissue that contains the nerves and blood vessels. The part of the duct that is inside the crown is called the pulp cavity, while the one corresponding to the root is called the reticular duct and is the one that connects to the maxillary bone.
The endodontics procedure is carried out by cleaning the pulp cavity, decontaminating the root canals and then sealing them with a biocompatible material that prevents bacteria from entering inside.
In a single session, in Clínica Áureo, we will be able to immediately relieve the pain and recover the masticatory functionality of the tooth without losing it. Being a treatment in which we use local anesthesia, the intervention is completely painless for the patient.
The most frequent causes of infection and consequent inflammation and necrosis of the pulp, and therefore of the need for endodontics, are:
1. The existence of deep dental caries.
2. Fractures or trauma.
3. Erosion and interdental wear due to the contact of some dental pieces with the others.
4. Periodontal tissue lesions caused by periodontal diseases that affect the root or root canals of the teeth.