Deep caries treatment
If the patient did not pay attention to small holes in the teeth or simply did not notice them, then after a while superficial caries can develop into pulpitis - inflammation of the neurovascular bundle of the tooth.
Treatment of pulpitis includes several stages:
- Pain relief;
- Removal of diseased tissue;
- Mechanical and antiseptic treatment;
- Imposition of medications;
- Installing a temporary filling.
Then the patient is observed by the attending physician for several days: if after the expiration of the period the patient has no complaints of toothache, the doctor installs a permanent filling. If the tooth still causes discomfort, a decision is made to remove the nerves and clean the canals.
Periodontitis and periostitis: treatment and prevention
If pulpitis and caries were not cured in time, then the next complication is periodontitis, characterized by sharp throbbing pain due to inflammation of the connective tissue.
Treatment consists in the removal of affected tissues, the obligatory opening of the canals, the placement of drugs in them and filling.
Without timely medical care, periodontitis can very quickly turn into a purulent form, later developing into periostitis. Periostitis (or in a popular way - flux) - inflammation of the periosteum, accompanied by swelling of the gums and severe pain. Two methods can be used to fix the problem: operative (when the doctor first makes an incision and installs a drain to remove pus, and then removes the diseased tooth) and conservative (when the doctor uses nonsteroidal drugs). The choice of one method or another depends on the severity of the disease.