Therapeutic (endodontic) treatment
A hole in the tooth, a dropped filling, caries, purulent discharge from under the gums — therapeutic dentistry quickly and painlessly copes with all these troubles. The emergence of new tools, materials, methods and technologies brings therapeutic dental treatment to a completely new qualitative level, allowing you to preserve the tooth even in seemingly hopeless (at first glance) cases.
Therapeutic dentistry is a branch of dentistry dealing with non-surgical treatment and restoration of teeth. It is with therapeutic dentistry that any dental treatment usually begins, since procedures such as cleaning and sanitation of the oral cavity are almost always present in preparation for more serious manipulations.
When you need a dental therapist?
Most often, therapeutic dentistry deals with the treatment of caries and its complications.
You need the help of a dentist-therapist if you have the following problems:
- spots, cracks and chips on your teeth;
- the presence of carious cavities;
- darkening of enamel;
- discoloration of teeth (teeth turned black from the inside);
- aching or acute toothache;
- parotid tissue edema, pus discharge;
In addition, therapeutic treatment includes not only the treatment of dental filling and canals, but also the sealing of cracks, the elimination of hypersensitivity of enamel, as well as the diagnosis and elimination of non-carious lesions and gum diseases.
Therapeutic treatment belongs to the section of both adult and pediatric dentistry. The treatment of deciduous teeth in children is no less important than the treatment of molars. The oral cavity should be healthy and clean, regardless of age.
Dental diseases are detected using various examination methods:
- Heat and cold are used to determine the reaction of dental tissues. With the help of these techniques, it is possible to identify the difference between caries, pulpitis (inflammation of the soft tissues of the tooth that are in its cavity) and periodontitis (inflammation of the ligament that holds the tooth in the cell).
- For X-ray examination, intraoral, sighting and survey images, external images, including ZD studies (layered images) are performed. This allows you to diagnose hidden processes occurring in a chronic form without disturbing the patient.
The main thing that therapeutic dentistry does is to treat caries, pulpitis, periodontitis and other dental diseases. The preservation of teeth is one of the most important tasks of dentistry, since the absence of teeth causes many problems and necessitates the use of prosthetics. Caries treatment for children helps to save teeth in childhood to avoid problems in the future.
The anterior teeth treatment is a separate area of therapeutic dentistry, since it is important not only to cure the tooth, but also to preserve the aesthetics of a smile.
A sphenoid defect is one of the most common problems, but it requires immediate intervention to prevent the neck from multiplying and the tooth crown from breaking off. A sphenoid defect treatment may include various manipulations depending on the level of tooth damage.
Modern tools and treatment technologies allow you to save even those teeth that were previously considered hopeless, so today many problems are solved by dental therapists without contacting surgeons. Endodontic treatment helps to get rid of even deep caries without the need for tooth extraction.
Treatment of diseases of the oral cavity and gums
Various stomatitis, as well as gingivitis and periodontitis, suggest only conservative therapeutic treatment, especially in the early stages. It is the dentist-therapist who selects the optimal drugs and, if necessary, performs various non-surgical manipulations to combat diseases of the soft tissues of the oral cavity.
Restoration of teeth
Restoration is the restoration of the appearance of teeth using various composite materials. Restoration is often singled out separately in aesthetic dentistry, but in fact aesthetic dentistry is only a subsection of therapeutic dentistry. In some cases, tooth restoration with filling is required.
By the way, it is worth noting that although restoration and prosthetics have a lot in common, prosthetics does not belong to therapeutic dentistry.
Teeth cleaning and whitening
Professional dental hygiene is also part of therapeutic dentistry, although this is often done by individual dental hygienists rather than therapists. However, cleaning is still a therapeutic manipulation. Teeth whitening is also commonly referred to as "therapeutic dentistry".
Important: Modern tools and treatment technologies allow you to save even those teeth that were previously considered hopeless, so today many problems are solved by dental therapists without resorting to the help of surgeons.
The clinic provides a wide range of services. So, how much does it cost to treat a tooth? The total amount depends on several conditions, including the complexity of the procedure and the number of manipulations that need to be performed. But in the clinic, the fillings price and other manipulations is fixed, so the patient can find out the price even before the start of treatment.
How much does it cost to get a filling? The price of dental fillings is also ambiguous, since several characteristics need to be taken into account, but a fixed cost helps not to overpay.