Endodontics: root canal treatment

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Author: Dajana Pavletić , DMD


Endodontics is a branch of dental medicine that deals with the treatment of pulp (nerve) and periapical tissues (bone and tooth ligament). The treatment begins following the symptoms such as bite pain, sensitivity to heat and cold, large carious lesions, and any changes in the level of root canals that are visible on radiological images.

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and requires the opening of the pulp chamber through the crown of the tooth, nerve extraction, instrumentation and cleaning (disinfection) of root canals, followed by filling of the canals in which the nerve was located.

During endodontic treatment, we use an endometrium, with the help of which we accurately determine the length of the root canal that we need to treat.

Of great importance is the control RVG image (targeted dental image of the tooth) which is done at the end of filling, the recording is performed while the patient is in a dental chair, which provides maximum comfort and speed, and gives us a detailed insight into the length of root canal and filling.

Each endodontically treated tooth needs to be repaired with a crown or adequate filling in order to restore its strength, proper function and aesthetics. Hypersensitivity after the procedure is normal and may last for up to 3 weeks.