Tooth treatment is actually an endodontic treatment in the nation known as “nerve extraction”. Endodontic therapy literally means the therapy of the tooth inside (lat. Endo – in, don’t – tooth).
Although the first associations to this term indicate inconvenience and pain, the fact is that today the “nerve extraction” procedure is performed completely painlessly with anesthesia. Endodontic treatment actually means “to rescue” a tooth because the properly performed treatment leads to the tooth’s function preservation which would otherwise be lost.
One tooth is composed of hard external structures such as enamel, dentin, and cement as well as soft tissue-pulp, which is located in the inner cavity. In the dental pulp, in addition to the nerves, the popular “nerve”, are blood and lymph vessels and connective tissue.
Root channels – Each nerve enters the tooth, through the top of its root. From the point of entry, the nerve passes through the central part of the root (root canal) and enters the wider area within the tooth crown or pulp chamber. The dental nerve plays an important role in the growth and development of the teeth, but once the tooth fails and ends its development, the most common function of the dental nerve is the sensory function, that is, the ability of the teeth to react to irritations such as hot or cold.
How orthodontics park city perform the endodontic treatment?
Treatment of the root canal involves mechanical cleaning and rinsing of bacteria, decomposed organic ingredients and bacterial toxins that remain after the decay of the “tooth nerve”. All of the above causes can lead to inflammation of the surrounding tissue, that is, pain, swell and other conditions that accompany any inflammation. After cleaning and flushing the root canal, it is followed by its filling with special pastes and pegs so that the space within the teeth remains hermetically sealed. This eliminates the possibility of resettlement of the bacteria inside the teeth and re-inflammation with all its consequences.
In the case of a periapical lesion (a process at the top of the tooth’s root), there are two ways of therapy:
- Conservative – channel treatment using various drugs (this therapy is carried out in several visits to the park city dentist)
- Surgical treatment – apicotomy, i.e. resection of the teeth’s root (intervention in which the gums are pulled up and the process or cyst removed from the bone)