What we treat
Dental pulp (nerve) diseases
If you suffer from the following symptoms:
– sharp and prolonged pain brought on by heat or cold
– sudden pain, especially at night, including spreading to the face, almost unaffected by pharmaceutical painkillers
– intermittent sharp pains
– pain caused by chewing
– the tooth appears longer
– the tooth becomes discoloured
you may be suffering from a problem in the dental pulp and we would recommend that you book an immediate appointment with a qualified dentist.
Who treats dental pulp diseases in our studio?
How do we treat dental pulp diseases?
The primary intervention is a root canal treatment, which consists of the removal of the inflamed, infected, or in extreme cases already dead dental nerve from within the roots of the teeth. This is followed by a permanent replacement (filling) of the canal (empty space within the root) with a suitable material.
It may be that a previous, ineffective root canal treatment has failed to eliminate the infection within the canal. Such cases may present a wide range of symptoms: from discomfort during brushing or while chewing, to an extremely sharp pain, sometimes accompanied by a swelling of the gums or even of the face as a result of an abscess. In other cases there is almost no pain, however there may be localised swelling around the tooth resembling a boil which releases pus if pressed. In this case the recommended treatment is an endodontic retreatment, i.e. an additional root canal treatment intended to remove the contaminated material from the canal which was previously inserted as a filling, and to check any remaining bacterial infection.
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What is endodontics?
Endodontics is the field which studies and treats diseases of the dental pulp (nerve) located within the tooth. The nerve may become infected as a result of bacteria located within the cavity or after a tooth suffers a direct trauma. This results in a severe and ongoing inflammation (pulpitis) which causes the death of the nerve (pulp necrosis). If the tooth is left untreated, the infection leads to the buildup of pus between the bone and the gum (abscess), which can also drain into the oral cavity through an opening (fistula) and/or the loss of bone structure surrounding the root of the infected tooth (granuloma) which can be seen only using radiography. If left untreated, the infection can even spread to adjacent anatomical structures, such as the maxillary sinus, causing sinusitis (odontogenic sinusitis).