The leading cause of inflammation of the nervous tissue of the tooth is a carious lesion. With the progression of caries and enamel destruction, bacteria penetrate the tooth and cause inflammation. This causes discomfort or pain to the owner of the diseased tooth. The body itself cannot solve this problem since bacteria destroy not only the tooth but also destroy its defense system. Patients need to get rid of such diseased nervous tissue.
When choosing the optimal material for a dental filling, the dentist Aesthetic Dental considers the patient’s characteristics.
At Aesthetic Dental, the endodontist prescribes adequate medical or surgical treatment only after diagnosis. This should be a thorough examination of the oral cavity and a survey of the patient about the state of health. At this stage, the doctor can, in most cases, determine the diagnosis.
To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor will offer the patient an X-ray examination, which allows you to establish the number of canals to be treated in the tooth. Next, he selects the most effective treatment regimen depending on the situation.
With therapeutic treatment, it is possible to preserve the entire pulp or at least part of it. A drug is placed in the cavity, and the tooth is filled. Also, the drug can come to the tissues through dentin from a special bandage with antibiotics. Such therapy is used only in the initial stages of the inflammatory process.
For surgical treatment of dental canals, strict indications are needed. After all, if you remove the neurovascular tissue, the tooth loses strength and becomes susceptible to destruction. Therefore, such treatment should be carried out only if acute inflammatory processes or traumatic injuries are confirmed. The most common are pulpitis and periodontitis.
Sometimes the symptoms of such diseases may be absent. In such cases, inflammation is determined only when examined by an Aesthetic Dental specialist, who decides on the need for endodontic treatment.
Endodontic therapy is a procedure for cleaning the root canals, the part of the tooth occupied initially by nerve tissue. At the same time, bacteria accumulated inside the tooth are eliminated, and nerve tissue is removed along with other organic waste.
Root canal cleaning includes mechanical and medical treatment. Before starting root canal treatment, anesthesia is done. Access to the front teeth is done on their backside on the back teeth – on the chewing surface. The doctor fills the inner space of the tooth after cleaning the root canal.
The success of root canal filling is largely determined by the quality of previous endodontic manipulations and mainly determines the outcome of the treatment.
The main requirement of this stage is the reliability of sealing the root canals. The canal should be filled with a temporary seal to the top without voids and defects. After all this, the next visit is scheduled, during which the dentist puts a permanent filling.
Root pins are installed and fixed only in those teeth that have lost a significant amount of hard tissue. The pin is fixed in the root canal, after which a filling material is applied to its upper part to restore the anatomical shape of the tooth. Thus, using pins hardens the tooth, devoid of a large volume of hard tissues.
Control images are necessarily taken to control the quality of the work done during treatment and after its completion, eliminating the likelihood of complications.
In many cases, in the process of endodontic therapy, the tooth loses quite a significant amount of dental tissue. The tooth in this state becomes fragile, and the dentist must solve the issue of adequate teeth restoration. Aesthetic Dental specialists restore the shape of teeth after root canal treatment by using fillings made of tooth-colored composite materials, pins, and crowns.
After endodontic treatment, it is necessary to consolidate the result. To do this, the patient must adhere to simple rules.
Excludes solid foods from the diet for some time, which can lead to tooth decay. Do not eat spicy, cold, and hot foods for several days until the treated teeth lose sensitivity. Patient need to brush their teeth twice a day and use floss. Two times a year to show up for dental examinations.
Toothache is a permissible consequence of endodontic treatment. The pain should gradually disappear within three days after carefully implementing all doctor’s prescriptions.
If the pain does not go away after three days or the intensity increases, a second visit to the clinic is necessary. This is possible, for example, with periodontitis, when even high-quality canal treatment is not enough, and further treatment is essential.
The success of endodontic treatment largely depends on the qualifications of the doctor. At the Aesthetic Dental clinic, only real professionals with the necessary knowledge and experience can practice this.
The duration of the procedure is from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours. You may have to visit the dentist’s office several times to treat tooth canals.
Canals that are cleaned and cured are sealed. For filling, special cement and gutta-percha pins are used. Since the further service life of the tooth directly depends on the thoroughness of the filling, this stage is controlled by X-ray diagnostics.
Immediately after the treatment of the canals, there will be a temporary filling in the tooth, so you need to refrain from eating for 2 hours. There is no need to give excessive chewing load on the tooth. If you experience pain in the tooth, the filling cannot be removed. If you experience discomfort, you can drink an anesthetic.
Cleaning the dental canals without anesthesia is almost impossible, as the patient will feel severe discomfort and pain. Therefore, before starting such a procedure, the doctor will do anesthesia.
There is no definitive answer. It all depends on the characteristics of inflammation and treatment, how well the patient monitors the condition of the oral cavity, and what eating habits he prefers. The term can be 1-3 years, but without a dental nerve, the tooth can serve the owner until the end of his life.