Endodontic is a branch of dentistry responsible for treating the inner part of the tooth called the dental pulp.
When the pulp is sick or injured and cannot recover on its own, necrosis (pulp death) occurs. The most common causes of pulp necrosis are dental fractures caused by external trauma such as falls or bites on hard objects, or deep internal infections such as autoimmune diseases or chronic inflammation. These two problems can allow bacteria to enter the pulp, causing an infection into the tooth.
Steps and Care
The dental pulp is the soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. It is located inside the tooth and extends from the dental crown to the tip of the tooth root. The tooth root is inserted within the maxilla or mandible bone
If the problem is not treated, a purulent collection (pus) forms at the tip of the root inside the bone, called an abscess. An abscess can damage the bone around the tooth and fistulate until the animal's face presents itself as a sore on the skin below the eye (infra-orbital fistula).
During treatment, the affected pulp is removed. The pulp chamber and the root canal of the tooth are disinfected and filled. Once the tooth root of a treated tooth is nourished by the tissues around it, the tooth will remain healthy.
Post canal care
Root canal treatment generally requires double care in the postoperative period. A restored tooth can last a lifetime if there is daily care of the teeth and gums. However, regular check-ups are necessary.