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by Wildsmile

Deep dental caries, trauma and repeated interventions are the main reasons why your dentist may recommend a endodontics in order to save your teeth.

Of the many dental treatments that are daily performed in dental clinics, one of the most common is endodontics, also known as root canal treatment. Thanks to technological advances in dentistry, today it is a relatively simple procedure with great benefits for your teeth. Being the best option to save a damaged tooth and still show off your beautiful smile. Do you want to know more about endodontics? In this article we tell you what it is and what it consists of.


What is endodontics?

Endodontics is a treatment of the root canals of the tooth. Inside the canals there is something called dental pulp, which are the nerves that go from the root to the top of our teeth. The pulp is in charge of, among other functions, giving sensitivity and vitality to the dentine. In less technical words, endodontics is the total removal of the affected dental pulp; with this the pain disappears and your tooth is saved from extraction. But what are the causes and how to avoid it?


When is endodontics necessary?

Endodontics is the last resort your dentist will use to preserve your teeth. The most common causes are:


  • - DENTAL CARIES: The appearance of deep caries is the main reason for dental pulp inflammation. Since they debilitate the structure of the tooth, leaving the pulp unprotected, causing considerable pain.
  • - Dental trauma: If we have a CRACKED OR BROKEN TOOTH, it will cause pulpitis (inflammation of the pulp).
  • - Repeated interventions: Suffering from infections or recurrent interventions, can disturb the tissue of our teeth.

How to avoid endodontics?

A culture of prevention and CORRECT HYGIENE is the key. If we make regular visits to the dentist a habit, we will be preventing a great number of diseases that affect the health of our mouths. Dental cleanings (twice a year) are crucial to avoid this and other dental problems such as PERIODONTAL DISEASE, the main cause of tooth loss in adults. Dental hygiene is vital, remember to brush your teeth 3 times a day, use DENTAL FLOSS, as well as mouthwash. The sum of all these tips will make your mouth healthy and safe from diseases in the future.

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