The endodontics, colloquially called “kill the nerve” allow to keep the teeth in mouth during long periods of time. For this deletes the pulp tissue (nerve) ill and later is substituted by a stuffing material in the radicular pipes.
It recommends when…
When a dental piece suffers pulpal (nerve) damage in an irreversible way, it should be treated by performing a root canal, in this way we will avoid pain and spread of infection to nearby pieces.
It is also recommended when inevitably and for a greater benefit it is necessary to carve a piece to place a sleeve or a bridge and we know that this will inevitably affect the nerve.
In many cases the symptomatology as spontaneous pain (without stimulus that provokes it) or the presentation of a phlegmon makes the patient present with an acute process that previously we will have to treat with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic treatment.
During the endodontics there is no pain…
The majority of patients fear pain during the endodontic process but usually with the anti-inflammatory and antibiotic treatment that is carried out before attending the visit, the treatment is carried out successfully with local anesthesia and the patient does not notice any discomfort.
After the treatment the patient may notice some discomfort during chewing due to the irritation of the surrounding tissues surrounding the dental roots. In these cases the patient takes the appropriate medication to relieve the symptoms that usually remit in a few days.