It is a treatment method used in cases where the nerve in the inner part (pulp) of the tooth is damaged or lifeless due to various reasons such as decay or trauma.
It is the process of removing the nerves inside the tooth, forming channels inside the tooth roots and cleansing them of microorganisms and then filling these expanded channels.
After that, restoration operations such as applications of fillings, porcelain, crowns, and dental inlays are performed for the upper part of the tooth according to the amount of material lost from the tooth and as the doctor deems appropriate so that the aesthetic and functional continuity of the tooth is provided.
Why is root canal treatment performed?
This treatment is applied in order to keep the teeth, which cause pain and in bad condition, and may fall out due to decay or trauma, for a longer period in the mouth, and also to prevent further future treatments that will force you financially and morally. The remaining tooth in the mouth after root canal treatment will continue to aid in chewing in that area non-living but it will be your own tooth at least, and this prevents melting of the jaw bone by keeping the bone active in that area.
What is the age of the tooth undergoing root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is a treatment that prevents tooth extraction and gives the tooth one last chance before it does. As a result of root canal treatment performed under appropriate conditions, teeth can maintain their function in the mouth for life. However, teeth undergoing root canal treatment may be more fragile than natural teeth.
Are there risks to root canal treatment?
The success rate of root canal treatment performed appropriately and in accordance with the rules is on average 90%-95%. In cases such as a machine break during the root canal treatment or if the root canals cannot be completely cleaned (root blockage, etc.), the root canal treatment is tried again, and if that attempt also fails, surgical procedures are proceeded with the aim of saving the tooth. .
How is root canal treatment performed and how long does it take?
The patient is anesthetized, the cavities in the tooth are removed, and then a cavity is opened inside the tooth. The pulp chamber is accessed and by entering the canals through this part of the tooth using special tools in order to purify it from bacteria. This is done. The pulp chamber and canals are filled with many drugs according to their internal position and closed with a temporary filling. This treatment may take a few sessions. Root canal treatment can be performed in one session, but the treatment period becomes longer in the case of abscesses and inflamed teeth, because the doctor will try to get rid of these problems using the bandage change technique. After the tooth is healed, the canal is filled with a filling. How long this treatment takes depends entirely on your tooth condition.
Things to look out for in root canal treatment.
Do not use your teeth to chew hard foods between root canal treatments. The tooth may break due to the presence of the temporary filling in it. You may complain of pain between sessions, consult your doctor to change the bandages. Your face may swell between treatment sessions. There is nothing to worry about, it is a reaction of microorganisms and is corrected by dressings. Let your doctor know about it.
What happens after root canal treatment?
Inflammation in normal tissues continues for a few days after the end of root canal treatment, so you may complain of pain when pressing on the tooth. You should not use this side of your teeth a lot during this period. Your complaint will disappear after a while, and you can also use the painkiller recommended by the doctor. Consult a doctor if this pain does not go away and continues to increase. Teeth undergoing root canal treatment lose their elasticity as they lose their vitality. Therefore, the risk of breaking these teeth is very high. Please stick to your doctor’s recommendations to get the perfect restoration that will allow you to use this tooth for a long time. And a regular filling must be done in the absence of a large loss of tooth materials whose root canals have been filled, but if the volume of missing materials is large, then a porcelain filling (grafting) must be performed in order to support the remaining walls of the tooth and prevent its fracture in the future. If the tooth does not have any walls left, it is best to form a suitable place with support from the root canal of the tooth and then place the crown on this place. Root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia and there is no pain involved. The root section located inside the jaw bone associated with the tooth is entered through a cavity opened on the nerve layer (pulp) of the tooth from the coronal part of the tooth that appears in the mouth. The nerves of the tooth are located in the canals in the root part of the tooth.