What is endodontics?
Endodontics is the treatment performed in the canals of the tooth that presents infection, inflammation or necrosis of the inner part of the tooth, known as pulp. These symptoms may be caused by caries, trauma or a bad evolution of a previous restorative treatment.
The endodontic technique consists of the extraction of the affected dental pulp to proceed to the cleaning of the ducts and subsequent sealing and thus perform the reconstruction of the piece.
This intervention does not require general anesthesia, but it will always be necessary to perform it under truncal anesthesia for dental use.
When is endodontics necessary?
Endodontics is prescribed in all processes where the pulp of the tooth, which is located in the inner part of the tooth is compromised by decay, trauma or negative vitality of the tooth. Many times the processes of extreme dental sensitivity also require endodontic treatment.
It is very important to visit the dentist periodically so that he/she can follow up on the dental pieces and prevent these infections. By means of prevention, a large number of root canals can be avoided.
Recovery after a root canal
In most cases the patient returns to normal activity after endodontics. Although in some cases it will be necessary to take antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and the use of oral analgesics to reduce pain and inflammation, which will disappear after a few days.
In endodontics or re-endodontics that are compromised or present complications, it will be necessary to perform a follow-up after the first month, three months, six months and one year after the intervention.
Latest advances in endodontics
Technological advances both in diagnosis and in the performance of endodontics with tools such as the electron microscope, rotary instrumentation or apex locator, as well as the philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry are the determining factors in the perfect development of endodontics.