What is endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment is a tooth root treatment. Mostly, patients feel the strong pain of the tooth so root canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure to relieve the pain. It also helps to save patients teeth and avoid extractions. Typically this procedure is needed when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth.
Reasons for root canal treatment
- deep decay
- repeated dental procedures on the tooth
- a crack or chip in the tooth.
In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
How to avoid periodontal diseases?
During root canal treatment, an endodontist carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space
First of all, a periodontal study is required:
- assess periodontal condition
- measuring gum and bone “pockets”
- Perform and discuss X-ray photographs
- identify factors that could influence the development of the disease
Once your condition has been determined, you may be subject to the following procedures:
- Gum surgery that cleans teeth pockets.
- Gingivectomy is an operation that removes damaged gums.
- Operations during which one gum layer is tucked away.
- Plastic surgery of the gums.