It is a specialty of dentistry that specializes in the problems or affections of the dental pulp (commonly called "the nerve"), responsible for nutrition and dental sensitivity; used by dentists to remove the pulp of the tooth in cases of deep decay, sudden pain and exaggerated tooth sensitivity, known as "channel treatment" or "kill the nerve". This consists of the extraction of the pulp of the tooth, a small tissue in the form of a strand, which is located in the center of the tooth canal. Once the pulp is dead, sick or damaged, it is removed; the space that remains is cleaned, re-shaped and filled. This procedure seals the root canal. Years ago, teeth with damaged or diseased pulp were extracted. Currently, root canal treatment saves teeth that would otherwise have been lost.
The most common causes of pulp damage or death are:
Injuries, such as severe blows to the root (recent or past)
Once the pulp is infected or dead; if left untreated, a deposit of pus is created at the tip of the root and an abscess is formed by infection. An abscess can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and cause pain.
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