Endodontic Treatment

Endodontics in Torre del Mar and Vélez-Málaga

Endodontics is used so that the dental pieces can be preserved in their entirety without having to resort to an extraction process due to deterioration or damage they possess.

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What is endodontics?

Endodontics are performed on teeth with deep cavities, which lead to inflammation or necrosis (death) of the dental pulp. Other reasons for the appearance of pulpitis or inflammation of the pulp are some trauma, abrasion, erosion and wear of the teeth due to friction between them (for example due to bruxism) or the way in which some restorative treatments are carried out and the materials used in them.

The dental pulp is the innermost part of the tooth, and where the nerves and blood vessels are located.

The inflammation of the pulp usually manifests itself with pain, which can be of different degrees and occur on different occasions: against heat or against cold, in certain postures, when eating or drinking, etc.

The type of pain we feel is what will indicate to the dentist if endodontics can be a solution to our problem.

This treatment is based on the extermination of the dental pulp and the subsequent sealing and filling of the pulp cavity with an inactive product or material.

The doctors who develop this dental specialty are called endodontists.

At Clínica Dental Herrera we have Dr. Irene Pérez.

Endodontics treatment in Torre del Mar and Vélez-Málaga

The endodontic procedure consists of removing the damaged or affected area of the tooth (the pulp), sanitizing and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. The most common causes by which the pulp can be affected are: cracking of the teeth, depth in the cavities, or even the repetitiveness of a dental treatment.

Said in a much simpler way, a root canal is the way to eliminate the infected tissue, in which the blood vessels and nerves of the inner part of the tooth are found, and replace it with an inert product, in such a way that it ends up complete with infection and sensitizes the tooth.

Many decades ago, root canal treatments were very painful for patients. However, due to dental advances and local anesthetics, most patients have been able to feel much less pain from a current root canal, or even no pain at all.

An endodontist must first take a complete medical history of the individual and a subjective assessment of pain. For this evaluation, the time, the area and the intensity with which the pain affects, among other things, are involved.

What is endodontics for?

Endodontics may be highly required when invariable nerve damage has been caused. These cases are usually very common, such as: very deep caries that attack the nerve, large reconstructions of the teeth that display pulpitis, large-scale trauma that leaves the nerve totally exposed, situations of great hypersensitivity to heat and/or cold during the chewing process, among others.

Endodontics is used so that the dental pieces can be preserved in their entirety without having to resort to an extraction process due to deterioration or damage they possess.

In addition, it is the last resource that exists so that you can keep in your mouth those dental pieces that have some nervous condition in the nerve of the tooth and its periphery.

There is nothing better than the tooth itself, and since extraction is a definitive method or treatment, in necessary situations, endodontics is the first treatment or method that should be considered.

This dental treatment is carried out under local anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain.

Once the patient has been anesthetized in the area, the doctors begin to remove the diseased tissue until they can access the nerve(s), depending on the tooth being treated.

During this process, the doctor will decide whether or not it will be necessary for the individual to take antibiotics, either before or after the treatment, in order to have a more effective cure or even simply to prevent any side effect that said intervention may have.

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