For more than 130 years, the Carol family has distinguished itself by saving teeth, but when cavities are very extensive and the problem affects the nerve of the tooth, we do our best to avoid extraction. A very deep cavity can affect the nerve that is located inside the tooth.
These types of problems can be very painful and cause the appearance of phlegmons that must be previously treated with antibiotics and later with a root canal. Endodontics is a painless treatment and patients feel calm and relaxed for the duration of the process. Dr. Susana Pardina, is a Master and specialist in endodontics, and to solve the problem of tooth nerve involvement, she empties all the tissue that is inside the root.
In the second step, he proceeds to fill the empty root canals with thermoplastic materials to seal them, we remember, without pain. In this way we avoid that the bacteria that appeared with the infection or affectation of the nerve due to caries, can grow back inside the tooth, guaranteeing its complete healing. Treatment requires in most cases a single visit, although depending on the affectation of the caries or the time that the infection is present, a maximum couple of visits may be necessary. The postoperative period is completely painless and patients can regain their normal rhythm of life and eat regularly.
The shorter the time since the nerve involvement began, the better the outcome will be. For this reason we always insist that the best possible treatment is prevention. If we detect a caries in its initial phase we can avoid endodontics, solving the problem with a simple filling.
Adapted to each case
In some cases, the processes called Reendodontia are usually carried out. This type of treatment consists of repeating a first root canal that after years has not given the expected result, or to readjust the tooth to a new or necessary restoration. It consists of the same process described above for endodontics, although previously we must remove all the material that filled the canals and replace it with a new material.
This process should be evaluated jointly with Dr. Pardina to assess the benefits of the treatment. The procedure is longer than normal root canals, it is also painless, and the quality of the first root canal will have a lot to do with the final result. In the last step, once the endodontics or re-endodontics has been performed, the tooth must regain its original shape so that it can function exactly like any other tooth, concluding with the reconstruction of the affected tooth. Endodontic teeth are more prone to fracture since they do not have their supply of blood and nutrients that arrive through the root, and that has been replaced by a thermoplastic material.
Protection and prevention
For this reason, a complete protection of the tooth is always necessary in the area where we chew, either with a reconstruction with cusp protection or with an inlay, because the forces of chewing or the dental clenching itself cause the crown of the teeth (the part of the tooth that we see), is subject to increased stress.
If the endodontic tooth is not adequately protected, it can break over time, complicating its viability or making its restoration impossible. Through restorative dentistry processes, Dr. Celeste Fernández will advise you through a prior assessment of the tissues that surround the tooth with X-rays and control of facial / dental aesthetics, on what type of material best suits the treatment to be performed.
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