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Removal of tooth pulp. What should one know about it?
The main task of a professional dentist is to do everything possible to save the bad tooth either completely or partially but do not remove it. There are a lot of methods that make it possible to save the tooth. One of such methods is removal of tooth pulp.
When the dentist removes the tooth pulp he must open the pulp (nerve of the tooth) and remove the inflamed tissues. Then the dentist will fill the open canal. Dental nerves are very sensitive. So the removal of tooth pulp is an unpleasant and painful procedure. It is done either using local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The second variant is more favorable.
Modern dentistry has developed numerous methods of prevention and treatment of diseases of teeth and gums. But even despite all experience removal of tooth pulp is still considered to be an extremely serious operation and can have complications.
If the dental nerve has been removed in an improper way it may lead to another operation of the same kind or even worse. Operative intervention is possible. The dentist will have to carry out radectomy.
Improper removal of tooth pulp can be caused by the low-skill dentist. Though, of course even the best dentists make mistakes. This is explained by the fact that some patients have crooked root canals so it is very difficult to get to the tooth.
Removal of tooth pulp is usually carried out in cases of deep caries or pulpitis. In these cases removal of tooth pulp is the only way to save the tooth and preserve its functions to the possible extent.
Removal of tooth pulp can be also used in cases of severe periodontitis. Some years ago removal of tooth pulp meant the removal of bad teeth. Modern technologies and materials have made it possible to remove the tooth pulp, clean the canal and fill it without removing the tooth. Modern anesthesia has made the process very fast and practically painless.
Modern filling materials help to preserve all necessary functions of the tooth.