Endodontic therapy, or root canal therapy, consists of eliminating the contents of the pulp chamber where this has been compromised due to a profound cavity, a tooth fracture or trauma.
Generally, when a cavity reaches the pulp chamber of the tooth (also known as the root canal or dental nerve) it is necessary to perform an endodontic therapy in order to save the tooth. An endodontic therapy is more commonly called a root canal or “killing the nerve” in Spanish.
In recent years, new techniques have been developed to perform root canal, like mechanical endodontics or rotary system endodontics, which provide considerable advantages.
- It simplifies the treatment.
- It provides better sealing of the root conducts.
- Provides better predictability overtime.
- It is faster and more comfortable for the patient.