What is endodontics treatment?
Under the outer enamel of your teeth (enamel) and inside the dentin there is a soft tissue cavity called dental pulp, which contains the teeth of nerves, veins, arteries and lymph vessels.
Radical tubes are very small and thin tubes, which start to branching from the top of the pulp to the edge of the root. One tooth has at least one and usually no more than four root canals. In rare cases five and six root canals have been found. When the pulp is infected due to a deep cavity that may be due to caries it can die. Without treatment, the infection will spread, the bone around the tooth will begin to degenerate and the tooth may need extraction.
Endodontic treatment is a procedure to remove the damaged or dead pulp of the root canal of the tooth by cleaning the “sick” pulp and then blocking the root canal. The root canal is filled with gutta-percha, a rubber-like elastic material, to prevent re-emergence of tooth contamination. The tooth is then permanently sealed.
What is apicoectomy?
In this process, the dentist elevates the gums by revealing the tooth it inflates. Removes the infected tissue and removes a very small piece of the root.
Then place a quantity of special material at the edge of the root to seal it. This material not only seals the end of the root hermetically to prevent reinfection of the root canal, but also has the ability to stimulate the cells of the organism, in order to rebuild the bone that has been destroyed. After placing this material few sutures are placed on gums, which will help tissue healing.
Within a few months, the bone around the root is healed.