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Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)

It is a treatment method applied in cases where the nerve (pulp) in the inner part of the tooth is damaged or dies due to caries or trauma.

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Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) ensures the aesthetic and functional continuity of your teeth.

It is the process of removing the nerves inside the tooth, shaping the canals inside the tooth roots, clearing them from microorganisms, and then filling the expanded canals.Then, according to the loss of material on the upper part of the tooth, restorations such as filling, porcelain crown inlay are made and the tooth is aesthetically and functionally maintained.

Why is root canal treatment done?

It is done to ensure that all the infected parts of the teeth with painful inflammation that can be lost due to caries or trauma are cleaned, to keep them in the mouth for a long time, to prevent further treatments that may cause both financial and moral difficulties due to tooth loss.

The tooth remaining with root canal treatment in the mouth will continue to help chew as your own tooth, but at least it is dead in that area, in this way, it will also prevent the melting of the jaw bones with the bone in that area remaining active.

How long is the life of a tooth with root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a treatment that is made to prevent tooth extraction and gives the tooth its last chance. As a result of a root canal treatment performed under suitable conditions, the tooth can function in the mouth for a lifetime. However, teeth with root canal treatment may be more fragile than natural teeth.

Is there any risk of endodontics root canal treatment?

The success of a canal treatment performed properly and according to the rules is on average 90% – 95%. If the root canal tool is broken in the root during the treatment or if the root canals cannot be completely cleaned (root clogging, etc.), the canal treatment is tried again, and if it is not successful, the tooth is tried to be saved by surgical methods.

How is root canal treatment done and how long does it take?

Decay of the tooth is cleaned by anesthesia and a cavity is opened into the tooth. The pulp chamber is reached and the canals are entered from this part of the tooth with special tools and various procedures are applied and disinfected to clean the bacteria, then the pulp chamber and canals are filled with various drugs and closed with temporary filling. This process may take several sessions. In some cases, root canal treatment can be performed in a single session, while the treatment is prolonged in abscessed and inflamed teeth as it is tried to be treated with dressings. After the tooth is healed, the canal filling is completed. How long this period will be depends on the condition of your tooth.

Things to consider during root canal treatment
Do not use your teeth to chew hard foods between root canal treatment sessions. Your teeth may be broken because there is a temporary filling in your teeth.

You may have pain complaints between sessions, consult your doctor for dressing.

There may be swelling in your face between sessions. There is nothing to worry about, this is a reaction caused by microorganisms and is corrected with dressings. Notify your doctor.

What happens after root canal treatment?

Since the inflammation in the natural tissues will last for a few days after your root canal treatment is finished, you may complain of pain when you press it on your tooth. During this period, you should not be burdened with that area. Your complaint will disappear after a while, if necessary, you can use pain medication recommended by your physician. If this situation does not go away and continues to increase, consult your physician on this issue.

Since the teeth undergoing root canal treatment lose their vitality, their flexibility decreases. Therefore, the risk of breakage is very high afterwards. Please consider your dentist’s recommendations for the most appropriate restoration that will allow you to use this tooth for a long time. If there is no excessive loss of material on your root canals filled tooth, it is necessary to make normal filling, if there is an excessive loss of material, porcelain filling (inlay) is required to support your remaining tooth walls and prevent them from breaking in the future. If you have no tooth wall left, it is best to make a post that is supported by your root canal and crown coating on it.

Canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia and no pain is felt. From the crown part of the tooth that is visible in the mouth, a cavity (cavity) opened into the nerve layer (pulp) of the tooth is entered into the root part of the tooth in the jawbone. The dental nerves are located in the canals in the root part.

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