Endodontic Treatment



To understand what endodontic treatment means (commonly called denervation) it is important to look at the tooth's anatomy.

Inside the tooth, beneath the white enamel (enamel) and the hard tissue called dentin, there is a cavity with soft tissue, called pulp. The pulp consists of nerves, vessels and connective tissue, which help to create the root of the tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can remain on the dental barrier and without the pulp, if it is hydrated by its tissues surrounding it.

When the pulp is infected due to extensive caries, repeated dental procedures or fractures, then endodontic treatment (denervation) is required. Endodontic treatment consists in the careful removal of the damaged or buried pulp from the inside of the tooth and its roots and in the obstruction of the space where the pulp was exuded with a thermoplastic material called gutta-percha so as not to contaminate the tooth. The tooth is then sealed or placed on a shaft and a crown to keep it in the mouth for many years.