What is endodontics?
Endodontics, also known to patients as root canal treatment, is the branch of dental medicine that aims to treat diseases of the dental pulp, the area inside the tooth.
The most common cause that leads to the appearance of dental pulp diseases is represented by diseases not treated in time that advance, pass the visible part of the tooth and end up in the canal.
Although many look at this type of treatment with fear, we must mention the fact that its purpose is to save the natural tooth even when it is quite damaged.
This goal is achieved through a complex treatment, but quite easy for the patient thanks to the spectacular evolution of technology in recent times.
The procedure in case of endodontic treatment
To eliminate the fear with which some patients regard this type of treatment, we will try to explain as clearly as possible how it is carried out and what endodontic treatment entails, so that we can manage to preserve an intact tooth for as long as possible.
First, to make the procedure easier for patients to understand, we must mention that root canal treatment, as it is called by dental specialists, is known by others as nerve killing.
The final goal of the treatment, that of maintaining the functionality of the tooth, is achieved through several stages. First of all, devitalization of the tooth is performed, that is, the removal of the nerve from the root canals.
Later, after the doctor makes sure that the existing infection at the level of the soft tissue is completely eliminated, he can proceed to the next stage, canal obturation. This consists in sealing the roots with special materials that manage to prevent future infections.
Endodontic treatment success
A successful endodontic treatment is influenced by several factors, the correctness of the treatment also having two components:
- Effective channel cleaning;
- Its full length sealing
In order to save as many natural teeth as possible, at our clinic we ensure the perfect execution of endodontic treatment, the vast experience of medical teams, the superior quality of materials and the latest generation technology contributing to successful results.
The dental laser
The equipment of our clinic with the Fotona Light Walker dental laser, a state-of-the-art laser, makes the treatments performed painless and extremely safe and precise.
The lack of pain is an extremely important advantage of this laser, the fear of pain being one of the main causes that causes many to postpone dental treatments. But the Light Walker laser has the advantage of 90% pain relief.
Used in many types of dental treatments, this laser also contributes to the efficiency of endodontic treatment, being used for the sterilization of dentinal canaliculi.
Here are some of the advantages that the patients of our clinic benefit from using the Light Walker laser:
- Pain reduction;
- Strong bactericidal effect;
- Tissue regeneration and rapid healing.
Odontology – Treatment of the visible surface of the tooth
After performing the root canal treatment, it is necessary to treat the visible surface of the tooth to complete the procedure.
The branch that deals with this process is odontology, which includes dental obturation or filling, as it is known by many patients.
Physiognomic obturation aims to restore the functionality and aesthetics of teeth affected by caries or other injuries.
Types of fillings
Depending on the material used, there are several types of seals, among which we mention:
- Amalgam fillings;
- Composite resin fillings;
- Glass ionomer fillings;
- Seals of gold alloys;
- Inlay and onlay fillings.
Depending on the clinical case, aesthetic requirements, costs and durability, our team has the mission to choose the right option together with the patient so that all requirements are met.
Thus, our doctors will explain in detail the factors that influence performance, durability and costs, the patient being able to make a decision only after being fully informed.