What is Root Canal Treatment? Ankara Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment Ankara is a treatment that is mostly performed in the presence of a deep caries in the tooth and is applied to save the tooth from being pulled out. The possibility of saving the tooth will offer you the most comfortable state of your chewing system. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, refers to removing the damaged or infected 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. The pulp, which extends to the root tip of the teeth, contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. In cases where the tooth is cracked as a result of any impact or the presence of a deep caries, bacteria enter the pulp and begin to multiply there. If this 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.

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When is root canal treatment used?

At the beginning of the conditions that require root canal treatment are deep caries and cracks in the dental bone. For this reason, in cases where the tooth is damaged too much to heal, the pulp part is removed to protect the tooth. Therefore, the biggest advantage of root canal treatment is to save the dead tooth and not to lose the bone structure of the tooth. Some symptoms related to conditions that require root canal treatment can be listed as follows:

  • Swelling in the face and neck
  • Permanent tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold
  • Pain when chewing or biting
  • Pimple-like scar formation on the gingiva
  • Cracked teeth
  • Swelling of the gingiva
  • Reflected toothache
  • Deep caries
  • Darkened gingiva

What Should Be Considered After the Treatment?

As the tooth that is root canal treated loses its vitality, it is more likely to break. Therefore, very hard foods should not be consumed during the treatment and that tooth should not be used too much. Antibiotic drugs can be used to eliminate the infection. In case of pain, pain relievers may also be recommended. After the treatment is over, whatever needs to be done after a normal filling should be done. Nothing should be eaten or drank until the effect of the local anesthetic wears off. The patient may feel tenderness for a day or two. The tooth treated with root canal can be used for life. If the tooth has lost too much material during the treatment, restorations can be made using various fillings to support the tooth, ensure its function and prolong the life of the tooth. To protect oral and dental health after root canal treatment, teeth should be brushed twice a day, and attention should be paid to the use of interdental brushes and dental floss. In order to maintain oral and dental health for a lifetime, dental check-ups should be performed once a year until the age of 6, and twice a year after the age of 6.

Do I feel pain during root canal treatment?

After a correct and effective local anesthesia application, no pain is felt. Except for very exceptional cases, root canal treatment is a very comfortable and painless treatment.

Is there pain after root canal treatment?

After the endodontic treatment, you may have mild pain and touch sensitivity in your teeth for up to 1 week, which can be relieved with simple painkillers. These are perfectly normal and will disappear with each passing day.

Will I have cold or hot sensitivity after root canal treatment?

After the treatment, your tooth does not feel any cold or hot stimulus. How long does the root canal treatment procedure take?

Today, thanks to the rotary instrument systems used during root canal treatment, phosphor plate scanner or rvg imaging systems and apex locators, the treatment can be applied in a very short time and very successful results can be obtained. For this reason, if your tooth is in a situation to be finished in a single session, your tooth can be completed in an average of 45 minutes to 1 hour. If more than one session will be applied, it is possible to work in sessions of 30 minutes on the average. Root canal treatment Ankara Dentia dental clinic provides service.

Is it necessary to take an x-ray during root canal treatment?

As part of the normal procedure of the treatment, an x-ray is taken before the treatment in order to observe the tooth roots and surrounding tissues. While it used to be necessary to take 1 or more films to measure the root length during the treatment, it is no longer necessary to take a film thanks to the electronic devices (apex locator) that can measure the root length. However, in special cases, an x-ray may be required if the doctor deems it necessary.

Does root canal treated tooth cause pain?

Yes, it can. Although the nerves of the root canal treated tooth have been removed, your tooth is in interaction with the living surrounding tissues in the mouth. If it is not brushed, you may experience pain as a result of gingivitis. Or, pain may occur due to an infection that may develop in the roots over time.

Does root canal treated tooth decay?

Yes, your tooth with root canal treatment is at the same risk of decay as your other teeth.

How will my tooth look after root canal treatment?

If root canal treatment is applied to your front tooth (except in very special cases), there will be no image change since it is already worked from the back side of your tooth. There may be slight changes in tooth color over time. Color can be corrected with bleaching methods called devital bleaching. On your back teeth, you can see the filling of the part opened for access to the canal in your mouth. After the treatment, the most suitable restoration for your tooth will be recommended to you by your doctor. Composite fillings, amalgam fillings, metal supported porcelain crown applications or zirconium supported porcelain crown applications are among the options.

Can root canal treatment be performed in pregnant women?

The best period for dental treatment during pregnancy is the second trimester. However, it is important for expectant mothers who have severe toothache to get rid of the pain as soon as possible, both for themselves and for the health of their baby. With the advice of obstetricians, emergency dental treatment of the expectant mother should be carried out by taking appropriate precautions.

Can a previously performed root canal treatment be repeated?

Root canal treated tooth can be renewed. The process of re-doing the root canal treatment of this process is called retreatment.

Is root canal treatment an expensive procedure?

Considering the costs of implants and dentures, which are possible treatments when the root canal treatment is not performed and the tooth is extracted, root canal treatment is a very economical option.

What does retreatment mean? Why is retreatment done?

Retreatment means re-doing the root canal treatment. The success rate of retreatment varies greatly depending on the condition of the tooth and surrounding tissues, the experience of the practitioner and the availability of appropriate equipment. However, high success rates are achieved. It is done in order to keep the tooth in the mouth by renewing the failed root canal treatments. The other alternative is tooth extraction and then implant treatment and denture applications.


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