Endodontics (root canals) consists of the elimination of the dental pulp or “nerve” of the tooth when it becomes inflamed or infected. This may be due to different causes such as deep cavities, trauma, fractures or fissures …
Dental pain is the main cause of a visit to the dentist, and often corresponds to pain of pulpal origin. When the damage produced in the pulp by any of the processes described above is irreversible, endodontic treatment is carried out.
In endodontics, the diseased pulp and all the germs that may be contaminating the interior of the tooth are eliminated. The created space is filled with a stable material, well tolerated by the body that has will prevent further contamination.
After performing endodontics, it is necessary to proceed to the adequate reconstruction of the treated tooth to prevent possible fractures and leaks that could contaminate the treatment carried out.
Due to an old trauma, the root of the upper left central incisor did not develop correctly. Thanks to the biocompatible materials that we have, it was possible to eliminate the infectious and regenerative focus to the bone around the root.
A recurrence of a cavity under an old composite has caused the necrosis or death of the pulp of the left upper premolar. Thanks to endodontics, the focus of root infection has been cured.
Endodontics performed more than 10 years ago in a lower molar under a bridge gives signs and symptoms of failure with an image of bone loss around the tip of the root. A new endodontic treatment performed with the equipment that we have today has resolved the focus.