Endodontic treatment, or "denervation", aims to keep a tooth in the patient's denture and prevent its loss by extraction.
When a tooth suffers from caries or a fracture, the germs find their way to the pulp, resulting in inflammation which creates a cyst, swelling and pain at the root of the tooth. Endodontic treatment (denervation) allows the problematic tooth to remain in the mouth, maintaining its ability to chew, without pain, even if its vital function has been damaged.
Most of the time, endodontic treatment needs to be combined with other treatments, such as periodontal treatment. After the end of the endodontic treatment, it is necessary to restore the denervated tooth with fillings or specialized prosthetic constructions when there is a great loss of dental substance due to caries or a fracture.
The treatment is performed either in one session (appointment), when the pulp is not infected, or in successive ones, until asepsis is achieved.