The endodontist makes an opening in the crown, eliminates caries and cleans the pulp from the camera to the roots.
The latter is to form a sealed space for later. The next step of endodontic treatment is to fill the root canals with a bio-compatible material. This material is located with a sealing cement to ensure a good seal. A crown or other restoration to protect the tooth and recover functionality is then placed.
Common causes of injury or death of the pulp:
- Broken teeth
- Deep caries
- Injuries such as severe blows to the root
- Repeated dental procedures
Instructions after Endodontic treatment
- You may have some discomfort or light pain during the first days. If so, it may take some calming (Espidifen 600mg 3 times a day)
- Exceptionally patients experience severe pain. Do not worry it does happen often. Accompany the Espidifen with Nolotil if the first is not enough.
- Rarely the area can get infected (especially when there were previous infections). In these rare cases it will be necessary to take antibiotics for a few days.
- Remember that the treated tooth is more brittle. Avoid chewing hard things with (kikos, bones, olives, etc). In most cases it is advisable to place a veneer/crown to protect the tooth and reduce the possibility of fracture.