The devitalization of a tooth occurs by removing the so-called “living part” of the tooth, i.e., the blood vessels and nerves that make up the dental pulp. This intervention is necessary in clinical cases where the tooth is severely compromised due to severe carious lesions or trauma. Root canal therapy saves severely damaged teeth and avoids both tooth extraction and therapies to replace the extracted tooth, i.e., the insertion of an implant or bridge. The specialized branch of dentistry that deals with pathologies and therapies involving the inner part of the tooth (the pulp) is called “endodontics.”
Root canal therapy is performed by a specialist in endodontics who will proceed with the treatment after completing local anesthesia and isolating the tooth to be treated with the rubber dam.
The surgery is painless!
Endodontic therapy is completed, in the vast majority of cases, in a single session. The estimated average duration for a molar tooth is about two hours, while root canal surgery will last about an hour for teeth with one or two roots. Endodontic therapy consists of two basic steps:
Our mission is to recover and maintain the patient’s teeth by avoiding, when possible, more invasive interventions such as extractions and implants.
Each patient has numerous anatomical, biological, and psychological variables that make him unique. Only the specialist visit with the clinical evaluation and the analysis of instrumental and radiographic data will make it possible to formulate a personalized care plan that fully meets the needs and expectations of the individual patient.