Deep caries, severe tooth damage, and inflamed tissue are irreversible damage to your teeth. Endodontics offers solutions and treats the core of the tooth, preserving your teeth.

Endodontics is a medical science and dental specialization that deals with the recognition, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the tooth pulp. The word comes from the Greek language, where "endo" means inside and "odon" means tooth, meaning that endodontics is the science of the inside of the tooth.

Root canal treatment or endodontics

Root canal treatment or endodontics involves essential procedures that enable the preservation of the tooth, despite advanced dental disease that has caused irreparable damage to the vital core of the tooth, the pulp. The causes of such damage are various, but decay still tops the list. The disease causes serious inflammation of the core, which can be accompanied by characteristic severe toothache as the core "dies." 

Causes for treatment:

  • Very deep caries
  • Inflamed pulp tissue (pulpitis)
  • Tooth damage
  • Planned (due to prosthetic care)

The goal of every endodontic procedure is to preserve the tooth or at least the root if the crown part of the tooth is too damaged. The process of endodontic treatment begins with the removal of the affected dental tissue, followed by mechanical and chemical removal of the inflamed pulp tissue and root canal widening. Root canals can be widened manually or mechanically, with mechanical widening being faster and of higher quality. Once the canal is properly widened, medications are applied, and the tooth is temporarily sealed. In the next session, root canal treatment is completed by filling the canal and taking a control X-ray. In cases of severe inflammation, the medication needs to be changed several times, so the treatment can last for several months. A well-treated tooth can serve the patient for a long time, although endodontically treated teeth are more fragile, so prosthetic care is usually indicated. 

In recent years, technological advancements have created new possibilities in endodontics. Loupes and surgical microscopes provide us with a better view of the pulp chamber, and therefore more successful determination of microscopically small entrances into the root canals, where remnants of dead masses are hiding. Research has shown up to 70% success in localizing the most inaccessible root canal with the help of a surgical microscope, compared to just under 20% success without its use. Complete removal of dead masses is a basic requirement to relieve patients of persistent pain and prevent the occurrence of subsequent problems.

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