Endodontics

root canal treatments

What Is Endodontic Treatment?

Endodontics definition, known as root canal treatment, is a treatment method applied when the tooth is infected or severely decayed. This allows teeth to be saved without the need for extraction of decayed and damaged teeth. The operation of this treatment is quite simple. 

The endodontic therapy is also known as the “root canal treatment “. In this type of dental treatment; our professional dentists remove the veins and nerves in the tooth extract and fill in this gap with professional materials instead of pulling the inflamed tooth completely. Thus, the functionality of the tooth is restored and it is not necessary to remove the tooth. In the essence of the tooth consisting of pulp, dentin and enamel there is a cavity called the root canal. Pulp, also known as tooth extract, is a soft nerd located inside the root canal. This pulp contains nerves and veins. Pulp and nerve tissues collect bacteria in a damaged tooth, which leads to inflammation and infection. 

Treating these cavities is of great importance in terms of preventing the loss of jawbone that may occur as a result of an inflammation around the root of the tooth. Thanks to the development of today’s treatment methods, the inflamed tooth is not removed completely. Instead, the nerves and veins in the pulp are cleaned and refilled, thereby saving the tooth. In the root canal treatment; there is no harm in removing the nerves and veins in the pulp because the tooth loses no other function other than the ability to perceive cold or warm temperatures. Patients who face root inflammation can save their natural teeth by having the necessary and latest technology treatment known as root canal treatment in consultation with our specialist dentists.

How Is Root Canal Treatment Done?

In order to apply the root canal treatment, our experienced dentists examine the jaw and tooth structure of the patient and determine whether there is an inflammation or not. With the help of X-rays, all teeth are checked and a personalized treatment plan is prepared for the teeth that need a root canal treatment. Endoscopic treatment can usually be applied within a day. This may vary depending on the patient’s pre-examination and the degree of inflammation in the tooth. In the root canal treatment performed by a specialist dentist or an endodontics, the area where the tooth is located is first anesthetized so that the patient does not feel pain during the procedure. Immediately after the desired area is numb, a hole is drilled through the middle of the tooth, reaching the infected area. The pulp surrounded by bacteria, the nerve tissues, and veins are removed from the inner part of the tooth and the empty space is expanded with the help of the latest technology tools. If there is no suspicion of inflammation in the tooth that is having a root canal treatment, the inside of it is cleaned and closed with a filling.  In case of a suspected inflammation, the inside of the tooth that is having a root canal treatment is filled with a liquid, a temporary filling is made and the tooth is left to wait. The gap opened and cleaned in the root canal treatment is measured and dried with special tools. In order to fill this gap in the tooth, a rubber compound which does not cause any allergic or chemical reactions in the body and is known as ‘ghouta percha’ is used. Additional filling mixtures are used to prevent any permanent leakage of the tooth that is undergoing an endoscopic treatment. The natural tooth, which is saved by our specialist dentists thanks to the root canal treatment, retains its old function and has a new excellent appearance.

Does the Root Canal Treatment Hurt?

The questions “Is there pain in canal treatment?” and “Does the root canal treatment hurt?” are frequently encountered. Although it is thought that there will be pain and ache during the root canal treatment, no pain is felt thanks to the injected anesthesia. In terms of pain, we can equate the endoscopic treatment with a dental filling process. Our specialist dentists will give you advices in order for relieving pain (in case of pain after the root canal treatment) and give you painkillers if necessary. After the root canal treatment that is done to save the natural tooth, there may be a short-term sensitivity to the tooth. Thanks to the professional dentists in our clinic, most patients receiving endoscopic treatment can return to their daily lives with a happy and painless smile within a day.

How Much Does Endodontic Treatment Cost? / How Much is Root Canal Treatment?

The answer to the question “How much is the root canal treatment?” which many people are also curious about depends on more than one factor. Among these factors affecting the prices of root canal treatment in Turkey are the number of teeth to be treated endoscopically, the brand of the material to be used in the root canal treatment, the condition of the patient’s mouth, teeth and jaw. The experience of the dentists and the place where the root canal treatment will be performed also plays a major role in the creation of the price of root canal treatment in Turkey. After all necessary examinations are made, our dentists offer the best and most budget-friendly root canal treatment price to the patient taking all their wishes and needs into account.

What Is Endodontic Treatment?

Endodontics definition, known as root canal treatment, is a treatment method applied when the tooth is infected or severely decayed. This allows teeth to be saved without the need for extraction of decayed and damaged teeth. The operation of this treatment is quite simple.

Common Symptoms of Endodontics

Deep caries in the teeth and cracks in the dental bone can be treated with root canal treatment, that is, endodontics. In this canal treatment, the pulp part is removed and the tooth is protected. Therefore, the biggest advantage of root canal treatment is to prevent the tooth from being pulled out and to keep the tooth intact. Root canal treatment is used for some common symptoms. These are swelling in the face or neck, sensitivity to extremely hot or extremely cold foods, pain during chewing and biting, formation of sores or swelling of the gums, deep cavities or cracked teeth.

How Can Endodontic Treatment Or Root Canal Treatment Save A Tooth?

Root canal treatment is needed when the inside of your tooth is inflamed or infected due to deep cavities, repeated dental endodontics procedures, defective crowns, or cracks in your teeth. Even if your tooth does not have a visible crack, trauma to the tooth can cause pulp damage. If left untreated, pulp inflammation or infection can cause pain or abscess. The tooth is then restored with a crown or filling to protect the tooth and maintain its function like any other tooth.

What is the Procedure of Endodontic Treatment?

Certain procedures of endodontics treatment are included. First, the specialist doctors who examine the patient understand exactly what the problem is. The most appropriate treatment method for the patient is carried out. This process, which proceeds in a very simple and short way, ends with the end of the patient’s complaints.

Pros and Cons of Root Canal Treatment

The biggest advantage of root canal treatment is that it protects the tooth and the surrounding bone. Generally speaking, clearing the infection and saving the tooth is a very successful treatment. With proper dental care after treatment, it can last for many years. Keeps your teeth in place, eliminating the need for tooth extraction. So you don’t lose the bone around your teeth. Because the root canal treated teeth are hollow to a certain extent, they are more likely to break. In some cases, when the root canal becomes difficult to find due to narrowing or degeneration, the tooth may puncture while trying to locate the root canal. Sometimes, unexplored cracks may develop during endodontics treatment and may require extraction even if the tooth has been successfully canalized. If the root is excessively curved, if the root canal instrument breaks during treatment, or if the root canal is not completely cleaned, try the root canal again. Most teeth can be treated but cannot be saved when the root canal is blocked, the root is severely broken, or the tooth does not have adequate bone support. Waiting too long for root canal treatment often causes tooth and bone loss. Complications such as instrument fracture, canal filling, canal irrigation overflow, tooth fracture and canal perforation may occur in narrow root canals. A tooth that continues to break below the root or along a significant portion of the crown, even after root canal treatment, may continue to be injured or infected. Because the root canal is too narrow, the root may not be cleaned up to the apex. Your face may swell and you may not be able to step on your teeth for a short time. Despite various interventions on the roots, the inflammation may not go away.

How Much Discomfort Is Root Canal Treatment?

Endodontics treatment does not cause pain, instead it is used to relieve pain. Local anesthesia is used to numb the tooth and surrounding tissue to be treated. The patient does not feel pain during the treatment. However, in some cases, patients may experience mild discomfort. With the use of additional anesthesia, this problem is easily overcome.

How is Root Canal Treatment in Children?

When root canal treatment is required for any reason, the endodontics treatment we will apply is shaped according to the age of the child. Root canal treatment can be applied from the age of 3-4 when the child begins to express himself verbally and can sit alone and unaided in the dental chair. It is possible to perform root canal treatment by anesthetizing at younger ages. First of all, the tooth is anesthetized and the procedure is started without pain. In the first session, the decayed tissue inside the tooth is cleaned. When the canal part where the infection is reached, the dead tissue is removed from the tooth. The inside of the tooth is washed with disinfectant solutions. After the canals are cleaned, the inside of the tooth is filled. The structure of the healthy tooth is strengthened by applying materials such as composite fillings or stainless steel crowns that will last for a long time.

Is Endodontic Treatment Painful?

Contrary to popular belief, endodontics, root canal treatment, proceeds painlessly. Thanks to the anesthetic drugs applied before the treatment, you will not feel any pain during the endodontics treatment. Therefore, your treatment process passes easily. You will not feel any pain or pain.

Best Practices for Post-Appointment Care

Care is very important in the period after root canal treatment. The treated tooth should be approached with sensitivity for a while. Too much food should not be eaten with that tooth. After the treatment, the teeth should be brushed regularly, and oral care should be provided with dental floss and mouthwashes.

It’s hard to tell without examining the X-Ray images. If there is no inflammation, we can complete the treatment in one session. but if there is a major infection it may take 2 or more sessions.

Contrary to popular belief, endodontics, root canal treatment, proceeds painlessly. Thanks to the anesthetic drugs applied before the treatment, you will not feel any pain during the endodontics treatment. Therefore, your treatment process passes easily. You will not feel any pain or pain.

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