Below are some of the lectures at the EVDF.
Endodontic or “inside tooth ” consists of the root canal and pulp chamber of the tooth. The root canals and pulp chambers are where the nerves, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissue, all components of pulp tissue, are located. Everything the tooth needs to live and mature is supplied by the pulp tissue. Inflamation of the pulp tissue, known as pulpitis, is referred to as endodontic disease. Pulpitis can be irreversible leading to necrosis of the pulp tissue and eventually death of the tooth or reversible in which the tooth may recover and survive.
Pulpitis can also be a result of trauma without or without pulp exposure, disruption of the blood supply, or other causes of pulp exposure such as resorptive lesions, caries or class II perio-endo lesions. The most common presentation in veterinary medicine is complicated crown fractures due to trauma or chewing on hard objects. Canines are the most commonly fractured teeth in cats and dogs. In the dog the maxillary fourth premolars are often fractured as well.
Standard root canal therapy is a highly effective means of controlling the pain and infection of endodontic disease, while retaining the function of the tooth for the patient.
Root canal therapy has three ordered components: access, cleaning and shaping, and obturation.
Essential Veterianry dentistry