Dental decay is an infectious disease characterized by the destruction of hard tissues of the tooth as a result of demineralization caused by bacterial plaque.
Factors involved in the development of dental decay
Morphology, composition and genetic factors of the tooth
Diet (consumption of sugars)
Long time without teeth checking
What is endodontic?
Endodontic is a treatment that removes the pulp tissue from the tooth and is replaced by an inorganic filling that guarantees the internal isolation of the piece and restore its masticatory and aesthetic function.
How is decay treated?
Both the pulp and dental tracks are cleaned
Sterilized. The tooth will be empty of all bacterial material
If there is not enough dental surface, some pillars are placed to support the crown or filling.
The piece is prepared to receive the crown or the filling. If a crown is inserted, the tooth will be cutted to the exact size.
The crown or empasted is cemented with a special adhesive, usually composite
By means of a small grinder the excess of material is polished.
The tooth is restored and heals.
Advantages of endodontic on time.
The bacteria responsible of dental decay are deteriorating the dental tissue (enamel, dentin, pulp, etc.), if not treated on time the piece could be lost.
The less progress of decomposition, the easier will be the restoration of the tooth.
The healing of the infected tooth is mainly to prevent that the decays spreading to neighbouring teeth.
Avoids nuisances to chewing, shivers, bad breath and a dark colour