ENDODONTY

Endodontics; due to any reason in the teeth; deep caries, tooth fractures, cracked teeth, periodontal problems, etc. As a result, it is the department that aims to remove the nerve tissues and replace them with a material compatible with the tissues in order to regain the function of the tooth.

Under the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth, there is a section called pulp, which contains the vascular nerve package that provides the vitality of the tooth. With root canal treatment, the tooth section where this vascular nerve package is located is cleaned and shaped with endodontic instruments, and the sterilized area is filled with tissue-friendly material again and the treatment is completed.

Our patients who need root canal treatment usually complain of pain and heat sensitivity. The patient feels pain on percussion (tapping the tooth in a vertical direction). Teeth that did not show any signs of pain died and a lesion occurred at the root tip. In such cases, the diagnosis is made as a result of facial swelling and x-rays. For this reason, our patients should seek professional help from dentists as soon as they feel a problem in their teeth. Otherwise, delayed treatments result in tooth loss. Overdue problems lead to more costly treatments in the future.

QUESTION ANSWER

How make is root treatment?

Root canal treatment begins with the application of local anesthesia first to avoid pain. Then the condition causing the pain is eliminated; If there is a bruise, the bruise is cleaned, if there is a broken piece, it is removed. In this way, the nerves are reached and the nerves and tissues in the tooth root are cleaned. Then the root canal is shaped up to the root tip. Then, depending on the current condition of the tooth, either dressing is done or the shaped part is filled with canal filling materials.

How many sessions does root canal treatment take?

Depending on the condition of the tooth, a single-session treatment can be performed, or there may be treatments that take several sessions.

How should the opened canal be protected in treatments that do not end in a single session?

In between sessions, dressing is done with drugs that will heal the root and root tip.

What should be considered during root canal treatment?

Nothing should be eaten or drunk until the effect of the anesthesia has passed. Tooth fractures are more common between sessions. For this reason, hard foods and sticky foods such as gum should be avoided in the area where the tooth is treated between sessions. Care should be taken that the temporary filling does not fall between treatment sessions.

Will there be pain after root canal treatment?

It is normal to have a slight pain when pressing on the tooth, especially in the first 2-3 days following the treatment. Following the passing days, this situation will return to normal.

How to understand failed root canal treatments?

We can understand an unsuccessful root canal treatment by the symptoms of pain in the teeth, spontaneous pain, swelling and redness at the root tip. If there is nerve tissue that is not cleaned during the treatment, in cases where the root canal filling and top filling is not done adequately, it is mentioned that the root canal treatment is unsuccessful due to the leakage of microorganisms into the canal and the formation of perforation or fractures during the treatment.

What is a repeat root canal treatment?

Unsuccessful root canal treatment is renewed and the treatment is repeated. In sterile conditions and correctly performed root canal treatments, the success rate is between 90-95%.

Should I be afraid of root canal treatment?

As Kayaşehir Seramik Dental Oral and Dental Health Polyclinic, one of the most frequently asked questions is the unpleasant experiences experienced before and this fear is present in a large part of the society. Good diagnosis and treatment planning, improved anesthesia techniques and drugs make painless root canal treatment possible.

Can root canal treatment be performed on all teeth?

It is not possible to save some teeth with root canal treatment. Inability to enter the canals, fractures in the roots, insufficient bone support or loss of it beyond repair are the main reasons.