Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is the endodontic treatment in which the pulp (nerves) and root canals (nerve channels) leading to the root should be removed so that you do not have to remove an infected tooth.

The main cause of root canal therapy is the infection of the vital organs of the tooth (pulp) in order to eliminate the pain but also the possibility of recurrence of inflammation or infection.

GENERAL DENTISTRY
GENERAL DENTISTRY

What is endodontic treatment - root canal therapy?

It is the endodontic treatment in which the pulp (nerves) and root canals (nerve channels) leading to the root should be removed so that you do not have to remove an infected tooth.

The main reason for denervation (endodontic treatment) is the infection of the vital organs of the tooth (pulp) in order to eliminate the pain but also the possibility of recurrence of inflammation or infection.

 

How is the nerve infected?

Nerves become infected when an external tooth lesion exposes its inner side to bacteria, causing inflammation.

A deep caries, a fracture due to hard food or injury, leaves the normally protected pulp exposed, causing infection and severe pain.

 

How do I know if I need endodontic treatment?

Severe toothache, swelling or dark spots on the tooth are sufficient indications to visit your dentist.

In the early stages, there may be no symptoms, but as the infection spreads, you may have constant pain in chewing, in the cold or in hot drinks, or you may feel a pulse in your tooth. In any case, it is advisable to visit an specialized dentist to check the vitality of the pulp.

 

How is endodontic treatment carried out?

The denervation is performed in the dental clinic using local anesthesia and the treatment is completed during a two-hour visit.

The tooth to be treated is isolated using an elastic insulator, creating a sterile field and protecting the patient from swallowing small tools.

The tooth roots are carefully sterilized with special medicine and the use of laser, followed by careful filling to avoid the possibility of tooth re-infection.

The treatment is completed with a temporary filling so that the inner part of the tooth is not exposed.

 

How do I feel after endodontic treatment?

Root canal therapy will relieve your intense pain.

After completing the treatment due to combating inflammation you may feel sensitivity or discomfort which is easily controlled with common analgesics and you can return to your activities on the same day.

 

Is it possible to swell after root canal therapy?

After completing the endodontic treatment, the endodontist will inform you about the possibility of edema and if he deems it appropriate, he will give you antibiotics.

Swelling after denervation is rare, but depends on the degree of damage.

 

What should I avoid after treatment?

Until endodontic treatment is completed, it would be best to avoid chewing in that area as there is a risk of fracture.

In addition to that, you should visit the dentist every 6 months, so that your treatment can be checked radiographically.

 

How long will my tooth last after endodontic treatment?

Endodontic treatment performed correctly and received proper care after the end of it last as long as the rest of your teeth. It is common for denervated teeth to be extracted and replaced with implants.

My personal opinion is "nothing is more perfect than nature!"

 

Do I need more dental therapies after endodontic treatment?

At the end of the endodontic therapy the tooth will need the appropriate treatment to function like the rest of the healthy teeth. The temporary filling should be replaced immediately with permanent sealing or line construction inside the tooth if many internal tooth walls are missing.

The treatment is completed with the construction of a dental crown, in order to protect the fragile and dark tooth for many years, fully restoring both its aesthetic image and its functionality.

 

 

 

Why choose us for Root Canal Therapy:

  • Success rate 95%
  • Root canal therapy in 1 visit, without pain or swell
  • Specialized dentist
  • State-of-the-art equipment & Laser

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