Endodontic treatment is indicated when, for one reason or another, the canals of the tooth are damaged by bacteria, affecting the nerve, the root or even the maxillary bone where the tooth is housed. This situation is caused by pulp necrosis or death of the nerve, which can be caused mainly by three situations:
- Deep caries: the infection has reached the dentine, affecting the root canals.
- Fractured teeth: the fracture of the tooth allows bacteria to enter the root canals, causing pulp necrosis.
- Severe trauma: a blow to the root of the tooth causes infection of the root canals.
- Severe periodontal lesions: combined periodontal lesions.
- Prosthetic reasons: for posterior placement of crowns or bridges.
- Dental morphological abnormalities: dens in dente.
At Nart Clínica Dental we apply a personalised treatment to each patient to carry out the necessary extraction of infected or inflamed tissue and subsequently reconstruct the tooth in the most effective way. Our specialist decides the endodontic procedure to follow, which usually consists of three phases:
First the endodontist cleans all the destroyed tissue, removing the damaged pulp and infection. He then fills the hollow of the tooth with a biocompatible material. Finally, the tooth is sealed to prevent bacteria from getting back into the tooth.
In cases where the destruction of the tooth is very high, it is necessary to apply a more important reconstructive treatment to restore the functionality of the tooth and not compromise its integrity. These situations can be solved with the placement of a post or post that increases the support of the restoration and with a complete cuspid covering that allows chewing without problems.
Endodontic and tooth reconstruction techniques allow a tooth that has received endodontic treatment to maintain functionality in chewing and in the aesthetics of the mouth. But we are not always in time to resort to endodontics.
In some cases where the infection has affected the root or even the bone, the only solution will be to extract the tooth, so that the damage does not go any further. To avoid these situations, it is necessary to visit the dentist once a year as a preventive measure and contact our dental clinic in Barcelona as soon as possible if we notice any dental ailment.