Endodontics is the branch of dentistry commonly called “devitalization.” It studies the pathology of the dental pulp and tissues that surround the roots of the teeth, as well as its diagnosis and treatment.
Endodontics may also be associated with pathologies such as “Dental Abscesses” and “Tooth Infections”.
The dental pulp is the organ that is inside the tooth (root canal), commonly called “tooth nerve”.
The pulp pathology may have several origins, namely, dental caries, dental traumatisms or repeated dental restorative treatments. When carious aggression begins to reach deeper areas of the tooth, the pulp becomes inflamed. This irreversible state is usually accompanied by pain to the thermal stimuli (cold and hot) and may increase in intensity at night.
However, spontaneous dental pain may occur, which means that the pulp is in necrosis, that is, “dying”.
In both situations, it is necessary to completely remove the pulp, that is, to perform an endodontic treatment or devitalization that can be performed in consecutive sessions or in a single session.
At the end of treatment, the tooth is usually restored with a temporary material until definitive rehabilitation is achieved: direct or indirect restoration (overlay or crown), depending on the extent of the cavity. The indirect restoration should be performed as soon as possible after the endodontic treatment, so that there is no contamination and / or fracture of the tooth. If proper rehabilitation is performed, a devitalized tooth has a durability similar to a natural tooth.
At Clínica Hugo Madeira, our endodontic doctors follow you with the greatest efficiency using innovative techniques and cutting-edge technologies, namely the optical microscope. This equipment facilitates a job that requires a great deal of detail and helps our specialists to treat each tooth more accurately.
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