Endodontics involves the treatment of soft dental tissues or pulp. Pulp is a bundle of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, and extends from the tooth crown to the tip of the tooth's root. Its function is very important because it delivers nutrients necessary for tooth development, while at the same time the pulp serves as an alarm system if something is wrong with the tooth.

Pulpitis (inflammation of the dental nerve) can occur due to tooth cavity or trauma. If the cavities are not treated properly and on time, the bacteria can enter the dental canal where they are multiplied causing inflammation and soft tissue decompensation, which may eventually result in the loss of teeth.

Endodontic treatment of the tooth involves the removal of the dental nerve and cleaning of the root canal. The channel is filled with permanent fillings to prevent bacterial penetration in the future. The maximum success of the treatment is guaranteed by the latest, state-of-the art equipment used in such procedures, and a professional and experienced team performing the procedure.

Frequently asked questions

A root canal is the portion of the tooth through which the nerve passes, from the tip of the root to the pulp chamber. Dental pulp is a combination of soft connective tissue, blood vessels and the nerve.

In most cases, a root canal be treated in 2 visits, and it is possible that there could be more visits, depending on the individual case. Once the root canal procedure is completed, the tooth remains functional, but cured of potential problems, such as inflammation of the pulp.

Pulp is not crucial to the longevity of the tooth, so if the procedure was done properly the tooth can last for a lifetime. The factors which might shorten its life span are your oral hygiene routine and how often you visit your dentist for check-ups.