Endodontics involve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp. When caries spreads to the pulp it provokes an inflammation of the nerves that is in most cases extremely painful (although it can be completely without symptoms). The alterations of the nerve manifest themselves by changing the colour of the teeth. The therapeutic procedure consists of removing the entire pulp and root canal fillings with a completely new filling. As mentioned above, modern day technology for measuring root canal’s length (RVG digital, apex locator), instrumentation and filling of the canal (mechanical endodontics, warm gutta-percha) helps us in achieving perfect results.
It is important to note that the procedure itself is completely painless and can in most cases be completed during one visit. The usual procedure included implementing the “dental treatment” through numerous weekly or monthly visits, but that’s all in the past now. One-visit endodontics, in addition to saving the patient’s time, is more reliable, with the patient’s discomfort reduced to minimum.
This is followed by creating a new filling or installing a crown on the tooth. The tooth which is subjected to treatment has weakened due to a lack of blood supply, rendering it less resilient to fracture.