Is it always necessary to devitalize a tooth?

Tooth devitalisation is a term that patients use for nerve pulp devitalisation. Pain is not a pleasurable feeling for anyone. In most cases such a tooth is qualified for extraction.

Nowadays, dentists less and less often devitalize teeth. In short, it involves broaching a tooth, down to its blood-supplied part, i.e. a neurovascular tissue, which has contact with the bloodstream. A dentist places a devitalizing preparation on the revealed tooth pulp, and then seals the cavity with a temporary filling. After this act, patients often suffer from unpleasant pain for a couple of hours and need to take painkillers. Only after a couple of days a dentist is able to continue the root canal treatment. Tooth devitalisation is not entirely effective due to lack of control over the devitalizing agent’s penetration.

At Perfect Dental Clinic endodontic treatment is performed using microscopes. Tooth devitalisation is almost never used. Instead, we perform microscopic root canal treatments and use effective anaesthesia. The pulp is removed from canals painlessly. Often during the same appointment, a dentist fills in the canal and ends this stage of endodontic treatment. After the procedure the patient may feel some pain, mainly while biting, what is perfectly normal.

We recommend examining the condition of your teeth thoroughly as not to bring about the condition in which a tooth requires devitalisation or a root canal treatment. Diagnostics involve panoramic images about once every two years. It allows for capturing carious foci and having healthy as well as living teeth.