General

GENERAL

ENDODONTICS

Endodontics is a procedure that is used to completely or partially eliminate the pulp of the tooth, that is, the part where the veins and nerves of the tooth are located, to later seal the canal.

An endodontics is performed mainly to remove the pulp of an affected tooth and to ultimately avoid extraction. When extracting it, the inner part of it is left as clean and aseptic as possible.

PERIODONTICS

Periodontics is the specialty that deals with everything related to the treatment of periodontal diseases, that is, those that are produced by the accumulation of bacterial plaque and tartar in the neck of the teeth, the line of the gum (gingivitis) and under the latter (periodontitis).

To treat gingivitis, periodontics involves performing a mouthwash to remove plaque and tartar. An educational function is also performed explaining to the patient the necessary criteria of oral hygiene so that gingivitis does not recur. In general, all people should go to the dentist’s office to have their mouth cleaned at least once a year.

PROFYLAXIS

Prophylaxis or dental cleaning consists in the removal of bacterial plaque and calculus stones formed around the teeth, this treatment can be carried out according to the case, with manual instruments with ultrasound or another electromechanical instrument.

RADIOLOGY
What is dental radiology?

Dental radiology allows the creation of images of the mouth and teeth, from which to diagnose dental caries before they are visible, teeth that have not yet left, fractured jaws, position and size of the teeth and other problems of teeth. teeth and the bones of the jaw.

Dentists use dental radiology as a dental prevention element, since it allows them to make more precise diagnoses, determine optimal treatments and follow up later.

Dental radiology is also used before performing orthodontics or dental surgery, as a complement to orthopantomography or teleradiography.

It is recommended not to perform dental radiology in pregnant women, although if it is performed due to ignorance, the risks to the fetus are minimal.