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