Project Description

Endodontics focuses on the care and preservation of the internal parts of the tooth, often compromised by deep cavities, fractures, or periodontal lesions that threaten its vitality. Central to this discipline is the endodontium, or dental pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth. This tissue, rich in blood vessels and nerves, is essential for the nourishment and sensitivity of the tooth, keeping it alive and functional.

How does root canal treatment work?

Root canal treatment, commonly known as endodontic therapy or root canal therapy, aims to remove the infected tissues of the dental pulp. This delicate procedure involves cleaning, sterilizing, and filling the root canals with inert materials, restoring the tooth’s functionality without compromising its structural integrity. The ultimate goal is the complete functional recovery of the tooth, allowing it to remain in the mouth and be used normally during chewing.

What are the symptoms indicating the need for a root canal?

Symptoms that may indicate the need for endodontic treatment include pain during chewing, spontaneous pain, heightened sensitivity to heat and cold, and swelling. These signs are often the result of an infection or inflammation of the dental pulp and require a professional evaluation to confirm the diagnosis and determine the correct treatment.

Technological advancements and the refinement of endodontic techniques, including endodontic surgery, have significantly increased the chances of saving severely compromised teeth. In many cases, it is possible to salvage even just the root of the tooth, allowing the rehabilitation of its function more simply and cost-effectively than extraction. These advances represent an important step forward in preserving oral health, offering patients less invasive and more effective treatments.

The guiding philosophy of Polizzi Luongo Studio is clear: save the tooth whenever possible, using the most advanced technologies and refined techniques. This approach not only improves the patient’s quality of life but also helps maintain the natural balance of the mouth, essential for overall health and well-being.


Pulpitis is an acute inflammation of the dental pulp that causes severe painful symptoms and requires the root canal treatment of the affected tooth.

Root canal treatment involves removing the inner portion of the tooth affected by acute or chronic inflammation. When performed correctly, it allows the preservation of even severely compromised teeth, avoiding the need for extraction.


In the presence of generalized pain not attributable to a single tooth, it is necessary to schedule a dental visit as soon as possible. It might be the beginning of pulp inflammation in a tooth, which initially presents as generalized pain and later localizes to the affected tooth. In these cases, root canal treatment will be required.

Following dental inflammation, an abscess may occur, generally associated with swelling of the affected tissues. In some cases, the inflammation can create a path for drainage, forming a fistula at the gum level with pus discharge. These abscesses can originate from dental problems (the inner part of the tooth) or periodontal issues (the supporting tissues of the tooth). In any case, it is necessary to schedule a dental appointment for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Root canal treatment may be required.

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