Endodontic Process

How endodontics saves affected teeth and avoids unnecessary extractions.

In our clinics in Marbella and Ronda, we apply advanced endodontic techniques with rotary instruments and modern technologies. This precision ensures effective and long-lasting results for our patients.

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What is endodontics?

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry responsible for preventing infections by cleaning and disinfecting root canals after irreversible damage to the dental pulp has occurred.

In addition, it is responsible for diagnosing and treating pulp conditions in order to preserve the tooth in the mouth without the need for extraction.

Whether due to caries or trauma, once the dental pulp is badly damaged, it may need to be removed, otherwise it can lead to infections in the mouth.

What are root canals and dental pulp?

Inside all teeth there are canals that run from the tip of the root to a large chamber or space in the center of the crown. This space is called the pulp chamber, while the canals are known as root canals.

Within these structures resides the dental pulp, which is a tissue filled with small blood vessels and nerves.

The function of the pulp is to give the tooth all the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and to perceive the different sensations in the tooth such as cold and heat.

It is important to note that the dental pulp is a sensitive tissue and is easily inflamed in the presence of lesions such as caries.

Generally, the inflammation subsides when the cause is treated. However, if the stimulus is very strong, pulp involvement can be more severe, thus causing irreversible damage in which the pulp cannot be deinflamed, even after removing the stimulus.


What is dental pulpitis?

Pulpitis is the term given to inflammation of the dental pulp. This condition is responsible for toothaches.

Once the inflammation becomes irreversible, it can only progress to pulp necrosis, which means the death of the pulp.

When the pulp dies, a process of decomposition begins. This results in bacterial contamination that eventually develops into an infection or abscess.


How does endodontics work?

To avoid all these problems, the dentist performs a procedure called root canal treatment.

In this treatment, the dentist opens a small hole in the tooth to access the pulp chamber and remove the pulp. The root canals are then disinfected to prevent any remaining bacteria capable of creating an infection.

Subsequently, the root canals are filled with a special material called gutta-percha, which prevents the passage of bacteria from the mouth to the bone to prevent infection, thus keeping the tooth in the mouth.

However, before placing the gutta-percha, it is necessary to widen the root canals with specific files in order to accommodate this material.

Once the endodontic treatment is completed, the hole that was made to access the pulp chamber is closed and a definitive restoration is made. This can be with resin, an inlay or a prosthetic crown.

State-of-the-art technology on Endodontics

In our clinic, we have the best technology to perform endodontics faster and more efficiently.

We use rotary instruments to facilitate the cleaning and widening of root canals, as well as apex locators and microscopes to achieve better precision, guaranteeing the comfort of all our patients and the success of each treatment.


How do I know if I need a root canal?

There are a variety of symptoms that will help you know, such as:

  • Severe pain of spontaneous onset and without apparent cause.
  • Dental abscesses
  • Advanced caries
  • Extensive dental fractures
  • Teeth that have become dark

However, not all severe pain is synonymous with the need for root canal treatment. Only the dentist, through a thorough evaluation, is able to make the correct diagnosis.

Don’t let an infection ruin your week. Make an appointment and save your tooth.


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