This is a dentistry specialism concerned with the restoration of teeth at an advanced stage of deterioration, where the pulp or nerve is already affected, and giving rise to typical high-intensity toothache.
In these cases, the removal of the pulp and cleaning of the root canal are carried out, and then the canal is filled with inert material and sealant. This operation, commonly known as "root canal" is only carried out once all other possibilities for restoration of the tooth have been exhausted.
At Nova Dentismed we use dental surgical microscopes, wich are designed to provide ideal magnification of the area of the mouth being worked on while also allowing the dentist to maintain an ergonomic working position. This enables the dentist to maintain a comfortable position, obtain an optimal view of the working area, and focus on the patient.
A devitalized tooth can last for many years, if not a lifetime, as long as it is properly treated and cared for.
The most typical situations are:
- Extensive caries that already causes toothache;
- Teeth at an advanced stage of deterioration by caries and requiring reconstruction;
- When a fixed dental crown is required to replace a fractured restoration.