Restorative dentistry and endodontics
Caries is one of the most widespread diseases in the world, and very few people are lucky not to have it. It is actually the last phase of a complex process of demineralisation which starts because of the acids the bacteria produce by living and feeding off the food we eat. Three factors are important for its occurrence: TIME, ORAL HYGENE AND DIET. If we don’t keep a good oral hygiene for a long time and eat unhealthily, we will develop caries.
First it is of a matte white color, later it becomes dark brown and progresses through the enamel and the dentine all the way to the pulp. By removing the caries, we stop it and fill the newly made cavity with fillings.
It’s important to know that caries per se doesn’t hurt, the pain appears only when it spreads deep into the core of the tooth (near the pulp tissue), our tooth reacts and the inflammation of the pulp tissue occurs. When that happens, it is too late for a regular filling and endodontic treatment is inevitable.
Endodontic dentistry is a special branch of dentistry which deals with periapical and pulp inflammations. When the pulp tissue or periapical area is inflamed, the dentist has to remove the pulp tissue from its chamber and the root canals of the tooth roots. Root canals are then cleansed, dried, obturated and sealed, so no further inflammation can occur.
With this treatment, we save the tooth from extraction, because every tooth in our mouth is valuable, and our goal is to save them and rebuild them with naturally looking fillings.