Avoid unnecessary tooth extractions.
Endodontics is a treatment that is carried out to preserve the tooth when it has been affected at the level of the dental pulp (“the nerve”), either due to caries or trauma. Endodontics consists of cleaning the canals where the dental pulp is located and then filling them with a thermoplastic material to obtain a permanent and lasting seal.
Endodontics is not always indicated for teeth with necrotic pulp or irreversible lesions. It is possible to opt for the extraction of the tooth when it is impossible to restore it, when there has been significant dental resorption, when there are perforations of the dental roots, vertical fractures or serious periodontal disease. Also in teeth with no aesthetic or functional value, for example in wisdom teeth without an antagonist with which it can occlude for chewing or in other circumstances.
Endodontics, removal of the infected dental pulp.