Endodontic Therapy - Why?
When should you consult a specialist in endodontics?
- Lingering and painful sensitivity to hot and cold
- Sensitivity to percussion and when biting
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling and pain when pressure is put on the surrounding gum
- Retreatment of previous failing root-canals
- When surgical procedures are needed (apicoectomy, surgical perforation repair)
- After accidents which involve traumatic damage to teeth (crown fractures, root fractures, teeth being knocked out, or severely displaced)
- With the normal treatment it is often not possible to remove the whole inflamed or infected pulp in the inner tooth. After one or two years, the root starts to hurt again and the teeth often have to be removed. The Schilder technique enables all the infected pulp to be removed, thus saving the teeth permanently.
Why should you consult a specialist?
A diseased tooth may harm your body!
Our teeth consist of a visible crown and one or more roots .
Here, inside the tooth, is the “tooth’s nerve” .
Because of caries, attempted restorative procedures or traumatic injuries, the healthy tissue in the inside of the tooth can become inflamed, infected and die.
The bacteria can grow unhindered.
Antigens as well as bacterial toxins are leaking into the surrounding bone. Because of complex specific and non-specific immune responses, the so-called lesion of endodontic origin develops.
A chronic infection of this kind constantly challenges the immune system, which can lead to the untreated tooth acting as a focus for significant consequential diseases.
After completion of the root canal treatment the bone needs about 6-12 months to regenerate.
In the majority of cases no further problems can be identified .
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