ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

WHAT IS ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

First of all, it should be known that no artificial tooth replaces the actual tooth. Therefore, we have to protect our actual teeth by treating up well. When one of our teeth becomes ill, one of the most well-known protection methods is root canal treatment. Root canal treatment helps to protect damaged teeth. When the pulp (the soft layer inside the tooth, which contains nerve, blood, lymph vessels) is damaged beyond repair, the pulp dies.

This is usually caused by bacteria in broken teeth or deep caries. Bacteria cause inflammation at the core of the tooth. If the damaged or sick pulp is not removed, the tooth and surrounding tissues are infected and you may eventually lose your tooth completely. Canal treatment is a form of treatment in cases when the pulp is damaged. While the only solution that was encountered in the soft tooth layer that was ill in previous years was extraction, it is now possible to treat these teeth.

WHAT ARE THE STAGES OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?

First, the tooth is anesthetized for a painless process. Then the tooth decay is cleaned and the tooth’s core is reached and the diseased and soft tissue is removed. Nerve and tissue residues are removed. Between the sessions, the tooth is covered with temporary tooth fillers until the tooth heals. After it is understood that the reproduction of the inflammation has stopped and the inflammation has come to an end from the root end, the tooth canal is filled to the root end with a special tooth filling material and the crown part is restored by filling, porcelain filling (inlay) or crown veneers to prevent it from breaking and decaying again. In some cases, these sessions are not required at all and it is possible to finish the canal treatment in a single session in a healthy way.

WHAT HAPPENS IF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS NOT PERFORMED?

In cases where the pulp cannot heal itself due to deep caries and cracks, the tooth loses its vitality, the infection can spread to the whole tooth. Without root canal treatment, infection can reach the tissues at the root end. The jaw bone surrounding the tooth is also inflamed and eroded. Abscess occurs in that space. It is accompanied by pain and swelling and the tooth is lost in a short time.

WHEN ROOT CANAL TREATMENT IS NECESSARY?

  • Caries going to the nerves of the tooth,
  • In case of fractures including the nerve of the tooth as a result of accident and trauma,
  • In cases where the tooth loses its vitality due to excessive force to the tooth as a result of orthodontic treatment,
  • For advanced gingiva disorders,
  • To eliminate the sensitivity caused by the advanced abrasion of the teeth,

High-build fillings or prostheses are also required.

Treatment Summary

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 1,5 Hours
Anesthesia Local
Duration Of Sensitivity -
Returning to work time Instantly
Full recovery Instantly
Persistence of results Continuous
Duration of hospital stay None

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