Root Canal Treatment
Endodontics is a major science aiming to remove the nerve tissues of the teeth and replace them with a compatible material compatible in order to regain the function of the teeth with problems like deep caries, tooth fractures, cracked teeth, periodontal problems, etc.
Under the enamel and dentine layers of the tooth, there is a section called the pulp. The pulp contains the vascular nerve package that provides the vitality of the tooth. With root canal treatment, the dental section of this vascular nerve pack is cleaned and re-shaped with endodontic instruments, and the sterilized area is filled again with tissue-friendly material.
Patients who need root canal treatment often complain of pain while chewing and heat sensitivity. Also, the patient feels pain on percussion. Teeth that do not show any pain are considered dead and they have a lesion at the root tip. In such cases, the diagnosis is confirmed by symptoms like continuous extreme pain especially during the night, abscess formation and by x-rays of the tooth area. Therefore, when our patients feel a problem in their teeth, they should get professional help from dentists as soon as possible. Otherwise, delayed treatment results in tooth loss. Late problems may lead to more costly treatments in the future.
How is root canal treatment performed?
Root canal treatment begins with local anesthesia first to avoid pain. The pain causing condition is then eliminated; If there is a bruise, the bruise is cleaned, and if there is a broken piece, it is removed. In this way, the nerves are reached and the nerves and tissues in the tooth root are cleaned. The root canal is then formed up to the root end. Then, according to the current state of the tooth, the re-shaped root canal is either filled with a dressing or canal filling materials.
How many sessions does root canal treatment take?
Depending on the condition of the tooth, the treatment can be performed in one session or it may take several sessions.
How should the opened root canal be preserved in multiple session treatments?
Between the sessions, a dressing is done with drugs that will improve the health of the root canal and the root tip area.
What should be considered during root canal treatment?
Nothing should be eaten or drunk until the duration of anesthesia has elapsed. Tooth fractures are commonly seen between sessions. Therefore, hard food and sticky foods such as gum should be avoided in the area where the tooth is treated between the sessions. Care should be taken to ensure that the temporary filling does not fall between treatment sessions.
Is there any pain after root canal treatment?
On the days following the treatment, it is normal to have a slight pain, especially when a pressure is applied to the tooth during the first 2-3 days. The pain will be relieved the following days.
What is root canal retreatment?
Failed canal treatment should be retreated. The success rate in sterile conditions and correctly performed root canal treatments is 90-95%.
Should I be afraid of root canal treatment?
As Yamanar Oral and Dental Health Policlinic, one of the most common problems we have been encountering, unpleasant past experiences and fear in a large portion of the society. Good diagnosis and treatment planning, developing anesthesia techniques and medications enable painless root canal treatment.
Can root canal treatment be performed on all teeth?
It is not possible to recover some teeth with root canal treatment. Failure to enter the canals, fractures in the roots, and insufficient bone support are the main reasons.