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What Is the Importance of Dental Endodontics?

What is Endodontic Treatment?

Endodontics means root canal treatment. It can be defined as a dental procedure used to treat an infection in the center of a tooth. Dental endodontics is not a painful treatment and can save a tooth that may need to be extracted. The need for endodontic treatment occurs as follows; infection in the center of a tooth (root canal) is caused by bacteria living in the mouth and invading the tooth. If you have pre-existing dental conditions or a history of damage to a tooth that may affect the pulp or roots, the general dentist will recommend you to an endodontist.

Endodontic treatment is applied in the following cases:

  • Dental caries
  • Poorly made or subsequently worn fillings
  • Damage to teeth as a result of trauma such as tooth, filling fall

Endodontic treatment is usually performed in one day, all procedures are done in the same day. It is recommended that the patient visit the dentist again whenever they need it, to make sure that everything is going well.

Importance of Dental Endodontics

Endodontic treatment helps dental patients to regain dental functionality, to eat desired foods in a pleasant way without hesitation.

Endodontic Treatment Procedure

It helps them maintain the functionality of their teeth, continue to eat the foods they enjoy, and reduces the need for ongoing dental treatment. Another advantage of root canal treatment is; with proper dental care, most endodontically treated teeth can last a lifetime.

If tooth extraction is preferred instead of endodontics, the patient should have a denture or implant treatment instead of the empty tooth. With this process, tooth extraction may cause you to start a much longer treatment than endodontic treatment. To get maximum efficiency from root canal treatment, the following must be applied after endodontic treatment:

  • After the endodontic treatment, the tissue around the tooth swells and becomes sensitive, so it is recommended to avoid chewing with the treated side until the anesthetic effect completely wears off (preferably for a few days).
  • Dental care should be done regularly and with precision.
  • Endodontic treatment is a dental treatment that allows the tooth to heal and preserve the natural tooth even if it is damaged. For this reason, it is of great importance to follow all the advice your dentist will give you.

What Happens During a Endodontics Procedure?

Endodontics is almost painless and prevents tooth loss by preventing your tooth from being pulled out. With modern techniques and effective dental anesthesia, the treatment process is comfortable for the patient.

The endodontic treatment process works as follows:

  • The inflamed pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned.
  • Then disinfection is carried out.
  • It is filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta percha.
  • In the final stage, the tooth is restored with a veneer or filling to protect it. The tooth treated with endodontic treatment continues to function like other natural teeth.

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