L'endodòncia s'ocupa of l'estudi, pathology and treatment of the pulp (nerves) of the tooth. This is what is commonly known as "kill the nerve".
Everything begins when the pulp undergoes an irreversible injury (decay reaches the pulp, trauma, etc). Faced with this situation the only alternative we have is to perform a root canal to save the tooth and, or extract it, so we try not to make, a no ser que siga extrictament necessari, same as that of a tooth, no hi ha res.
Really what is done during this treatment is not kill anyone, but that the pulp removed, clean the duct system and then put a material that will seal the apex, to avoid future bacterial contamination.
A l´esquerra dent no endodonciada, on the right, dent endodonciàda.
To finish, performed l'obturació ("filling") of the tooth. In addition, when it is a tooth that has left little structure, l'endodoncista advised to put a poste (making support l'obturació) the crown, which will prevent future dental fractures.