Root canal therapy consists of removal of the pulp tissue contained within the tubular root canals, and sealing them with an inert material to eliminate bacterial infection. Degeneration of the dental nerve is the primary reason for root canal treatment. It is most frequently caused by untreated bacterial decay that destroys the enamel and dentin and infects the pulp tissue. A sharp blow to the tooth can also precipitate nerve failure, sometimes years after the initial trauma. Nerves can degenerate long after teeth have been filled or capped, especially if the original decay was deep. Infection in a deep periodontal (pyorrhea) pocket may extend to the nerve, requiring a combination of endodontic and periodontic therapy to save the tooth. Nerve degeneration might also be due to poor dental treatment. Root canal therapy is sometimes necessary to eliminate hypersensitivity due to extreme attrition that has worn away one-third to one-half of the tooth's crown. For example, if a front toot...
Recently, researchers concluded that women with osteoporosis were twice as likely as having periodontitis, the leading cause of tooth loss. 1 Periodontitis is an inflammatory disease that is characterized by bone loss and soft tissue detachment from the tooth. For years, professionals have suspected that there is a link between osteoporosis and dental disease. Many have tried to pinpoint the exact nature of the association between the two ailments and this recent study certainly suggests that that there is a solid connection. By looking at these results, some may jump to the conclusion that osteoporosis causes periodontitis. But before jumping to that conclusion, we need to dig a little deeper.
Just looking at the risk factors for periodontitis, you’ll see many similarities to the risk factors for osteoporosis. The risks for both disease processes include: tobacco use, poor nutrition, hormonal changes and older age. Because periodontis and osteoporosis share many of ...
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