Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with root canal treatment through nerve and pulp removal and filling. That way, you can prevent further infection of the bone so that the cured canal can become the basis for restoration of the tooth. If the root canal treatment isn't done properly, no other procedures like fillings or crown implementation can be performed. After every endodontic procedure, you have to get an RTG to check if the treatment was successful or not.
Types of Treatment
Modern root canal treatment is one of a kind micro-surgical procedure that demands sterile work environment. That is why it's recommended for the patients to use rubber dam (cofferdam) that stops saliva from interacting with the rest of the tooth. That way, the root canal is basically isolated and there's a greater chance of success. The infected canals are rinsed using root canal disinfection fluid, dried up and filled with paste. Dental office Lumident studio uses only the most advanced materials and equipment for endodontic procedures performed by our top experts.
With the help of local anesthetics, it is now possible to treat nerve inflammation painlessly. Root canal treatments are a lot more reliable nowadays and yield much better results than they used to do. Even the uneasiness that comes with visiting a dentist is reduced to a minimum.
Bacteria that have reached the root canal through improper hygiene and poor dental care, cause nerve inflammation, which leads to sharp pain. At that point, patients are forced to visit a dentist. If it comes to bigger inflammation, the puss spreads outside the root of the tooth, destroying the bone in most cases. If it's not treated, the inflammation can lead to more swelling, which is visible on the face and can cause serious health problems.
Revision and Apicotomy
Endodontic treatment is really rarely unsuccessful. It happens only due to complicated anatomy of the tooth, curved and narrow canals, or poorly executed endodontic procedures.
Some of these problems can be successfully solved through revision. If it's impossible to do the revision because of the add-ons within the tooth, the top of the root is reached surgically, so that it can be cut out and removed with the inflamed tissue. This procedure is called apicotomy. In certain cases, revision and apicotomy can't be performed. In those cases, it is necessary to remove either the tooth or a root from a tooth with multiple roots.