It consists of removing the pulp (nerve) from the interior of the pulp chamber and root canals and, subsequently, sealing these hermetically with solid material that avoids future complications, thus allowing the tooth to occupy its space and function.
How is an Endodontic Treatment Performed?
Basically, in three steps (usually, we choose to perform these three steps in the same session):
1. Coronary opening to access the pulp tissue that is located in the tooth crown
2. Preparation of root canals with files (small instruments, very delicate and flexible) and disinfectant solutions
3. Filling the channels with a specific material (gutta-percha)
FAQ About Endodontic Treatment
Is the treatment painful?
With the use of local anesthesia, the treatment becomes painless. After treatment, episodes of discomfort are regular for 2-4 days, usually subside with medication.
How successful is the treatment?
In less complicated cases, success is greater than 95%. But, in more complicated cases, success will be less, for example, in teeth where root canal treatments have already been performed, in very curved, very calcified canals, and with lateral canals or teeth with root fractures or chronic infections. A determining factor for success is the permanent reconstruction of the tooth, as quickly as possible, to avoid fractures or infiltration.
What do we achieve with endodontics?
Recover teeth that would otherwise be extracted.
Are there any alternatives to endodontics?
When the pulp of your tooth is affected, only endodontics can recover the tooth.
There is nothing better than chewing your tooth and maintaining your oral health.