Endodontic treatment for teenagers, step by step
This dentistry field focuses on lesions in the dental pulp: prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the dental pulp, roots and periapical area (for example, treatment for a pus bag).
The goal is to treat and to obturate the root canal system. Endodontics could be seen as the foundation of restorative dentistry, because it heals the tooth from the inside. Each tooth is normally formed of the dental pulp (on the inside – the pulp cavity and the root canal system) which also contains blood vessels, nerves and tissue similar to the one under the skin. When bacteria reaches this level – because of deep decay, large dental fractures or as an effect of periodontal disease – there will be inflammation, the pulp will be destroyed and pus will accumulate in the wound. This situation often causes unbearable pain, but it can also develop unnoticed; in the worst case, the accumulated pus can cause diseases such as sinusitis, endocarditis, meningitis, septicemia.
When there is inflammation in the dental pulp, endodontic treatment is the best solution for saving the tooth. In the past dentists would have extracted a tooth with serious pulp inflammation or decay. However, today, the innovative procedures available in the endodontics department, such as using the dental microscope, can easily save such a tooth.