ENDODONTIC THERAPY (ROOT CANALS)
Endodontic therapy is a specialty of dentistry that treats diseases (mainly infections and inflammations) of the internal canal system of the tooth, i.e. the pulp and the periradicular tissues.
Endodontic or root canal treatment, more commonly known as root canal treatment, aims to preserve diseased teeth in such a way as to avoid implants or prostheses.
It consists of removing the pulp or infected or inflamed root canals from a necrotic tooth while preserving it.
Symptoms of possible endodontic treatment:
- An abscess inside the tooth or at the root tips or on the gums (swelling and tenderness)
- Caries that has reached the dental pulp (sensitivity to hot and cold and severe toothache)
- A dental injury or trauma
The various stages of endodontic treatment:
- A clinical examination with X-ray of the diseased tooth is performed
- Under local anesthesia, the endodontist removes infected pulp and nerve tissue as well as bacteria
- It deeply and thoroughly cleans the inside of the tooth
- The cavity is filled and sealed with a special dental material
- A final filling will be made to cover the cavity on the tooth surface
Following this endodontic treatment, the dentist can place a crown on the treated tooth to protect it, prevent it from breaking and fully restore its function.< /span>
Gingival grafting, also known as gum grafting, is used to correct the loosening of the roots of the tooth resulting from gingival recession.
Gingival grafts consist of covering the exposed and bare roots of the teeth with graft tissue in order to restore strong gums and prevent any future loosening.