nflammation in deep dental tissues, i.e. the nerve bundle and vessels, causes an acute pain and irreversible consequences, even a complete loss of the tooth.
You can avoid this if you visit the dentist timely. The doctor will remove the inflamed dental nerve and preserve the tooth, and the patient will be relieved of the acute and intolerable pain.
When is it advisable to have a dental nerve removed?
The nerve should be removed in the following cases:
- An acute pain caused by the inflamed nerve;
- In case of an injury which has damaged the vascular-nervous bundle;
- When the nerve is damaged leading to inflammation at the root apex.
- For orthopaedic reasons, e.g. before placing a crown.
Causes of pulpitis and disease prevention
Inflammation of the vascular-nervous bundle (pulp) occurs as a result of advanced caries, when infection has been able to affect the root area.
Pulpitis may develop if the dentist has not cleaned the mouth cavity properly before filling. If so, pathogenic microflora may continue destroying the tooth from inside reaching the vuscular-nervous bundle and causing inflammation.
In case of an injury or face damage which affects teeth, pulp may be damaged or exposed due to the chipping of a crown. If it is not timely treated by a dentist, the risk of irreversible consequences is high.
The main disease prevention methods include:
- Cleaning the teeth twice a day;
- A regular preventive examination by a dentist, removal of calculus and plaque during the professional hygiene procedure;
- Timely caries treatment.
Pulpitis treatment stages: what should you prepare for during the doctor’s appointment?
Depending on the anatomical structure, a tooth may have from 1 to 4 canals. For example, the fourth and fifth teeth have one or two canals, the front teeth - only one, and the posterior teeth - three or four. The price of pulpitis treatment and the duration of the procedure depend on which tooth is being treated.
Pulp extraction, i.e. removal of the inflamed tooth nerve, takes place in stages:
- The tooth is anaesthetized;
- The doctor removes the old filling or opens up the enamel and removes the affected areas;
- Then, the dentist broadens the canals using a special handpiece, hand or engine driven instruments. The canals are given the shape of a regular cone;
- Next, they are flushed with antiseptic solutions;
- Having done that, the dentist dries the cavities and fills them using specially heated gutta percha;
- Next, the tooth is restored with a permanent filling or a crown.
At the filling stage, X-ray equipment is used to monitor how well the canals have been filled with filling material.
Pulpitis treatment at Axioma Dental
It is essential that the pulp cavity be treated by an experienced dental doctor, who is able to remove dead tissues, broaden canals properly and treat them with an antiseptic, and then apply a filling material in the right way. When the dentist’s work is over, pain will go away.
If pain returns, it means that the canal was filled improperly. So, make sure to choose an experienced specialist who uses X-ray images to monitor their work.
We would like to invite you to visit our dental office at Axioma Dental Clinic in Saint Petersburg. The dentists at our clinic will find the cause of the disease and perform treatment using a dental microscope and other up-to-date equipment.
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