Root Canal Treatment
What is Rooot Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is a dental treatment process that involves removing the pulp, which is the soft center of the tooth. Pulp is composed of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels that help the tooth grow. When this pulp is infected, it can create a serious health problem ranging from tooth loss to jawbone deformation. The process of rescuing healthy teeth by removing this pulp and nerves precisely and closing the resulting cavity with filling materials and fiber pelts is called Root Canal Treatment. In most cases, local anesthesia is applied during the procedure.
What are the Advantages of Root Canal Treatment?
- Saving the tooth: The tooth loss is prevented by intervening without weakening the weak bond between the root of the tooth and the jaw.
- Protecting Jaw Structure: The infection is intervened without creating an abscess by penetrating from the tooth root to the jawbone.
- Supporting the Weakened Tooth: Many methods that support the root of the tooth are applied together with applications such as Fiber Post.
- Eliminating Infection: With antibiotic treatment, the progression of infection is stopped and eliminated.
When is Root Canal Treatment Needed?
A root canal is applied when the soft inner part of a tooth, known as pulp, is injured or inflamed or infected.
The crown part of the tooth (the part you can see on your gums) can remain even if the pulp is dead. Removing the injured or infected pulp is the best way to maintain the structure of the tooth.
Common causes of damage to the pulp include:
- Deep decay due to untreated cavity
- Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth
- A chip or crack in the tooth
- An injury to the tooth (you can damage your tooth when you hit your mouth; the pulp can still be damaged even if the wound tooth does not crack)
The most common symptoms of damaged pulp include pain in your teeth and swelling and heat sensation in your gums. Your dentist will examine the painful tooth and take an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis. If it is thought that you need a root canal, your dentist can refer you to an entodontist.
If you want to be remembered and be held up as an example with your smile, you can immediately apply to our clinic and get detailed information from our dentists.
How Is Root Canal Treatment Performed?
A root canal is applied in a dentist’s office. When you arrive for your appointment, a technician will escort you to a treatment room, help you sit in a chair and put an apron around your neck to protect your clothes from stains.
Step 1: Anesthesia
The dentist will put a small amount of numbing medicine on your gum near the affected tooth. When the drug becomes effective, a local anesthetic will be injected into your gums. You may feel a sharp sensation of pain or burning, but this will pass quickly.
You will remain awake during the procedure, but anesthesia will keep you from feeling any pain.
Step 2: Remove the pulp
When your tooth is numb, the general dentist will make a small gap at the top of the tooth. When infected or damaged pulp appears, the specialist will carefully remove it by using special means. They will be especially careful to clean all the canals in your teeth.
Step 3: Antibiotics
After removal to the pulp, the dentist can cover the area with an antibiotic to make sure that the infection is eliminated and prevent re-infection. After the canals are cleaned and disinfected, the dentist will fill and seal the tooth with a sealant and a rubber-like material called the güta-perka. They can also prescribe you oral antibiotics. This is for eliminating the risk of infection after this procedure.
Step 4: Temporary filling
The dentist will end the process by filling the small gap in the upper part of the tooth with a soft, temporary material. This filler helps prevent damage to the canals from saliva.
How does the process work after the canal treatment process?
Your teeth and gums may ache when the drug that numbs it loses its effect. Your gums may also swell. Most dentists will treat these symptoms with nonprescriptive painkillers. If the pain becomes severe or lasts more than a few days, you should call your dentist.
You should be able to continue your normal routine the day after the procedure. You should avoid chewing with the damaged tooth until the opened space is permanently filled or a crown is placed on top.
You should see your dentist a few days after the root canal. Your dentist takes an X-ray to make sure any infections pass. It also replaces the temporary dental filling with a permanent filling.
If you wish, your dentist can place a permanent veneer on the tooth. After the procedure, it may take several weeks for you to get used to how the tooth feels. This is normal and you don’t have to worry.
How should oral care be done after canal treatment?
Good oral health practices can help relieve pain from a new root canal. These can also help keep your new veneer last for many years while protecting all your other teeth. Consider the following tips:
- Do not eat extremely firm food, especially immediately after root canal treatment.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to gently move the toothbrush in circular motion to clean your teeth without aggravating them. With the root canal that has recently emerged, you need to take special care around the tooth.
- Floss once a day to help prevent future infections.
- Reduce the amount of sugary food and drink.
- Clean your teeth regularly to help keep them healthy and free from infection.
Frequently Asked Questions
A root-canal treatment is applied to save your tooth. But sometimes the damage is too deep or the tooth enamel is too fragile to withstand the procedure. These factors can cause tooth loss.
Another risk is abscess formation in the root of the tooth if some of the infected material is left behind or antibiotics are not effective.
If you are concerned about a root canal, you can talk to your dentist about an extraction instead. In some cases, other treatments may be preferred instead of the root canal. These treatments usually involve placing a partial denture, bridge or implant in place of the damaged tooth.
A root canal is considered a restorative procedure. Most people who go through the procedure can enjoy positive results for the rest of their lives. Still, how long the results last depends on how you look at your teeth. Just as the rest of your teeth depend on good oral hygiene habits, your restored tooth requires regular brushing and flossing.
Since it is among the most applied services of dentists, the cost of treatment is quite reasonable. The drugs used may vary depending on the patient’s condition and materials. You can find out the average cost in the Treatment Summary table or Price List page below. You can contact us and make a preliminary situation assessment with our specialist dooctors and get detailed information.
|Attention: Each person is unique. Duration, planning and the result of the treatment can be different for everyone. The information given in the table are basic and average and it doesn’t represent fully accurate information for medical or scientific reliance.|
|Number Of Sessions||1|
|Duration Of Operation||30 Minutes|
|Duration Of Sensitivity||0- 15- Gün|
|Persistence Of Results||Continuous|
|Price||50- 100 $|