endodontie à genève suisse

Dental infections

Endodontics

Endodontics is a dental speciality in its own right. Any endodontic treatment is delicate and requires know-how and expertise.

TREATMENT AGAINST TOOTHACHE (INFLAMMATION OF THE DENTAL PULP)

Endodontics is a treatment that aims to clean the canals inside the tooth in order to treat a deep infection, affecting the pulp and possibly the bone around the tooth roots.

The treatment therefore consists of the precise elimination of the infected living tissues, nerves and vessels, which are inside these roots.

In the Mont-Blanc Dental Practice, we have high-precision endodontic equipment that guarantees the highest rate of success that can be expected in these treatments.

Guidelines

Endodontics is a treatment indicated especially in the context of infections and inflammations of the dental pulp, or pulpitis, and possibly the surrounding area. These diseases are often the result of untreated caries.

Endodontics is frequently performed during toothache. The toothache causes very intense and often pulsatile pains which are one of the manifestations of inflammation of the dental pulp following an infection. Endodontics makes it possible to treat the infection and so to treat toothache.

Once the treatment is completed, the tooth is called “devitalised” because the living tissues have been eliminated in order to stop the infection.

Benefits

  • Endodontic treatment can treat the infection affecting the dental root, and alleviate the associated symptoms, including the dreaded toothache,
  • it also prevents the tooth from becoming necrotic

Results

After a successful endodontic treatment, the infection is treated, the patient retains his devitalised tooth and no longer feels pain.

Treatment process

The endodontic treatment of a dental root is essential and must be perfectly executed to ensure the durability of the tooth. It takes place under local anaesthesia.

The first part of the treatment is done by means of a nickel-titanium file, and advanced equipment such as automated contra-angle and electronic Apex locator.

This allows the entire nerve and vessels to be removed from the very end of the tooth with excellent precision. This is essential to minimize the risk of infection.

The second part of the endodontic treatment consists of the re-sealing of all the canals of the tooth thanks to canal endodontic cement.

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What to do before treatment?
If the tooth is badly infected, oral antibiotics and painkillers may be prescribed before endodontic treatment in order to improve the patient’s comfort.

What to do after treatment?
The dentist will perform a complete dental check to detect other infections and provide preventative dental hygiene advice