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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Since root canal treatment is often seen as a painful procedure, most patients tend to delay the treatment process. However, thanks to modern techniques, root canals can be treated relatively painlessly and comfortably after one or two sessions. Contrary to popular belief, patients do not feel pain during root canal treatment. In cases where pain is felt, it can be said that this pain is caused by an infection in the region. The purpose of root canal treatment is to eliminate the pain that bothers the patients. Treatment; It starts with an effective numbing of the teeth and surrounding tissues and the session is completed in an average of 45 minutes. Postponing the treatment process of patients may cause infection in the tissues of the root of the tooth. This can lead to bone and tooth loss.


What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, refers to removing the damaged or infected pulp (pulp) of a tooth, disinfecting the tooth, and then closing it with a filling. The pulp, located in the innermost part of the tooth, can be thought of as a soft core. In the pulp extending to the root tip of the teeth; nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. In cases where the tooth is cracked as a result of any impact or a deep decay occurs, bacteria enter the pulp and begin to multiply there. If this condition is left untreated, bacteria can cause a serious infection or tooth abscess, leading to bone or tooth loss with pulp death. In such a case, a root canal treatment is applied to the cracked or decayed tooth, and the tooth is saved.

In Which Situations Should Root Canal Treatment Be Applied?

At the beginning of the cases that require canal treatment, deep bruises and cracks in the toothbone. In cases where the tooth is damaged enough to heal, the pulp part is removed and the tooth is protected. Therefore, the biggest advantage of canal treatment is to save the dead female and not lose the bone structure of the tooth. Some symptoms of situations requiring canal treatment can be listed as follows:

  • Swelling of that face and neck
  • it is especially permanent tooth sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Pain during chewing or biting
  • Acne -like wound formation on those gums
  • Those cracked teeth
  • Swelling of that gum
  • reflected toothache
  • those deep bruises
  • those darkened gums



How make is root treatment?

Root canal treatment; It has four main purposes: eliminating caries and infection, shaping the tooth canals, filling the canals and making the tooth functional again. Depending on the condition of the tooth, the treatment may take one or two sessions. Although the procedure followed in the root canal treatment process varies depending on the tooth damage, it generally includes the following steps:

The dentist takes an X-ray to see the root structure of the tooth and determine if there are signs of infection. Thus, the damage to the tooth is evaluated and it is decided whether a root canal treatment is needed.

If the dental pulp is very damaged, root canal treatment is started.

If there is severe pain due to abscess formation in the tooth, local anesthesia is applied before the treatment.

The first step of root canal treatment is the careful removal of the pulp inside the tooth. After the pulp is removed, the dentist determines how long the procedure in the root canal will take.

Root canals are reshaped and cleaned using appropriately sized apparatus.

A session of root canal treatment takes approximately 45 minutes. After performing the necessary procedures, the tooth is x-rayed at least twice. If the dentist thinks that the treatment is successful, he fills the canal with a permanent material after the disinfection process so that the canals are not affected by contamination.

Dentists can wait 4-5 days for the tooth to heal before performing permanent filling. In this case, the tooth cavity is closed with a temporary filling.

In the next session, the temporary filling of the tooth is removed with a painless procedure and permanent filling is performed. Permanent filling process; dental paste and a rubber-based substance called gutta percha. Calcium hydroxide based pastes prevent any external leakage into the root canal.

Things to Consider After Root Canal Treatment

  • During canal treatment, tooth nerves are also removed with inflamed tissue. Therefore, there is no such thing as being affected by external stimuli. However, in cases where pain or infection occurs before the procedure, the teeth may be sensitive due to tissue inflammation after treatment. This is usually alleviated by painkillers to be written by the doctor.
  • Care should be taken not to eat at least three hours after treatment.
  • The success rate of canal treatment application is quite high. A treated tooth can be used for life when regular care is done.
  • Consumption of sugary foods known to cause caries in teeth should be minimized.
  • Tooth cleaning should be done twice a day with a soft hairy toothbrush and once with floss.
  • Care should be taken to take general dental examination at least twice a year.

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