Endodontics is a procedure, during which the root canal is treated by cleaning it from the inflamed tissue, bacteria and other inflammation agents. The principal reason for pulpitis is dental caries, which is caused by bacteria. If the caries is not treated for a long time, the micro-organisms reach the soft tissue of the tooth, causing inflammation. Endodontic therapy of the teeth may be necessary after dental trauma or due to other defects, as a result of which the pulp is affected.
The course of the procedure depends on the severity of the inflammatory process. If during the X-Ray examination before the procedure the physician establishes that the inflammation has not reached the jawbone of the patient, but is restricted to the root canal only, the endodontic procedure may be performed even during a single visit to the dentist. However, if the inflammation is severe and the dentist detects inflammation in the jawbone below the root of the affected tooth, the procedure shall be performed in two sessions. The endodontic procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia, but treatment under sedation (additional intravenous administration of a sedative medicinal product) or even under general anaesthesia (narcosis) is also possible.
Signs that signal inflammation of the root canal
If you notice pain in the tooth when biting, endodontic therapy will most probably be the therapy to suit you best.
The dental diagnosis, which is the basis for efficient treatment, is confirmed based on the complaints of the patient, X-Ray examinations and various dental sensitivity tests.