Sobre el diente

Tooth illustrationEl diente consta de dos partes principales: la corona, que es la parte del diente sobre la encía y visible en la boca; y la raíz o raíces, que es la parte del diente que se encuentra debajo de la encía y está rodeado por hueso. Dentro de cada raíz es un canal que corre a lo largo del diente. Este canal es el canal de raíz y contiene la pulpa (nervios, vasos sanguíneos, y de tejidos blandos), que se refiere a menudo como el "nervio" del diente. The pulp may be irreversibly damaged by bacteria associated with decay, very deep restorations, fractures, trauma, or periodontal disease.

In order to preserve a tooth in which this has occurred, it is necessary to remove the diseased pulp tissue. This procedure is known as endodontic therapy. Since endodontic therapy is concerned with removing only the pulp from the root canal, the root will continue to function normally because the supporting tissues remain intact. It is advisable to remove the injured pulp because it may become infected or act as an irritant to the tissues surrounding the tooth.