Endodontics is a part of dentistry regarding the complex internal structure of the tooth. The Greek word “endodontics” literally means “inside the tooth” and refers to the tooth’s pulp (vascular-nerve bundle) and adjacent areas.
Signs and symptoms of endodontic problems:
- sensitivity of teeth to cold and hot food;
- pain during chewing and eating;
- gum inflammation and soreness;
- change of tooth color;
- unclear pain in adjacent lymph nodes;
Reasons for endodontic treatment:
- tooth decay reached tooth pulp;
- development of infection within the tooth or root;
- tooth damage or injury.
Endodontic treatment includes:
- removal of the tooth pulp;
- cleaning of the pulp chamber and root canals;
- canal formation;
- canal sealing.
You need one to three visits for treatment at the dental clinic. The dentist first examines the tooth (using an X-ray, if necessary) to determine if the pulp is damaged. If a decision is made to treat the root canal, the doctor opens the pulp chamber through the tooth crown. Root canals are cleaned, expanded and formed for future filling. Medicinal substances can be administered for disinfection and prevention of infection in the purified pulp chamber. At the time of their action, the doctor closes the hole in the tooth crown with a temporary seal.
With widespread infection of the pulp, the dentist may leave the tooth cavity open for several days for drainage. Antibiotics or other medications may be prescribed to help the body cope with an infection that spreads beyond the tooth.
At the next stage of treatment, the temporary seal is removed. The pulp chamber and root canals are filled with filling material to prevent bacteria from re-entering the canal. At the final stage of treatment, the structure, function and appearance of the tooth is restored by e.g. artificial crown.
Properly endodontically treated and restored tooth can function for life.
The treatment of dental canals is one of the most difficult types of dental service. The inaccessibility of direct visual inspection, various anatomy of dental canals – all these factors complicate the work of the dentist. In the treatment of dental canals our specialists use a high-precision Carl Zeiss microscope, which can significantly increase the effectiveness of treatment.
The benefits of endodontic dental treatment with microscope include the high precision of the dentist’s work. The microscope allows the dentist to examine the smallest nuances of the dental canals. This is especially important in cases where the dental canals are complex or have already undergone treatment and there is a need to remove broken instruments and microscopic particles of damaged tissues while preserving intact areas.
Using the microscope, the sealing process is as efficient as possible. Already at the stage of filling it is possible to exclude the possibility of the appearance of microscopic cavities and, as a consequence, – the appearance of bacteria in these places, that can reduce over time all efforts of the dentist and lead to tooth loss.
The process of treatment of the dental canals affects the inner part of the tooth in which the pulp is located. The purpose of such treatment is the complete restoration of the functions of healthy teeth.
|Removal of a fragment of the tool from the root canal||from 1900uah|
|Microsurgery of roots (resection)||from 5800uah|
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