Endodontic Therapy (or root canal therapy) is the name for the procedure used to save a tooth with badly damaged or dead pulp. When the pulp is infected as a result of an injury or fracture, an influx of germs invades it and it is likely to die. There is increased blood flow and cellular activity in inflamed pulp. In the same way, the activity of the bactiria in the dead pulp increases the pressure inside the tooth.
As a result, we experience a feeling of pain, edema (swelling) and often a cyst is formed on the tip of the tooth’s root.
Endodontics gives us the solution to inflamed teeth through Endodontic Therapy. It allows us to save the tooth and to keep it in place in the jaw. The tooth is cleaned, the nerves and blood vessels are removed and the tooth is disinfected of the bacteria that created the inflammation or abscess. Then the opening in the tooth is closed over, as is done when a filling is being put in place.