Dental diseases that are suitable for root canal treatment
Pulpitis is inflammation of the pulp, which refers to those blood vessels and nerve tissues inside the teeth, and when these tissues are inflamed, the pain is generally more obvious. It can cause pain in the teeth when exposed to cold and heat, sometimes bite pain, and even severe pain at night. Sometimes, the pain radiates to the head and face, which can be mistaken for a headache.
The vast majority of pulpitis can not be eliminated by itself, if the treatment is not timely, it will further cause other more serious consequences such as apical periodontitis, and even eventually lead to tooth extraction. Therefore, once you suffer from pulpitis, you need to undergo thorough root canal treatment, remove the infected pulp, and then seal the root canal with artificial materials to eliminate the route of reinfection, in order to relieve the pain and preserve the affected tooth.
The vast majority of apical periodontitis develops from pulpitis, and when pulpitis (that is, inflammation inside the tooth) is not treated in time, it will develop to the root of the tooth, causing inflammation of the tissues around the root of the tooth, which is apical periodontitis. We can think of apical periodontitis as a result of inflammation inside the tooth spreading to the outside of the tooth.
Suffering from apical periodontitis, the teeth will have bite pain, sometimes severe and sometimes relatively mild, when the inflammation is acute, it will cause a certain degree of loosening of the teeth, sometimes there will be gum swelling or pus. However, some patients with apical periodontitis do not feel much discomfort because they are more resistant and the inflammation is in a chronic process. Regardless of the type of apical periodontitis, it will not resolve without treatment.
Trauma and cracked teeth
Sometimes the tooth will be accidentally injured and broken, but the root condition is good, in this case, the root can be preserved by root canal treatment and then restored. The so-called cracked teeth refer to the surface of the teeth or the inside of the teeth there are some cracks, some of these cracks are easy to find, some need to be carefully examined to find, if the cracks are very deep, it will cause the teeth to appear similar to pulpitis or apical periodontitis, need to use root canal treatment methods, but also should be crown restoration.
Some teeth have no inflammation, but due to improper positioning or size deformities, they need to be treated with root canals in some restoration designs, and then crowns are made to achieve cosmetic results. After some teeth are missing, root canal treatment is required for the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth, and then the crown is designed as a whole to restore the function of the missing tooth.
The above four conditions roughly cover the scope of root canal treatment, root canal treatment is an important way to solve endodontic lesions, when the above conditions occur, root canal treatment must be carried out under the operation of professional dentists, and only timely and thorough root canal treatment can solve pulp problems and preserve the affected tooth.