Root canal treatment

Endodontics - Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment or endodontics serve as the last possible rescue of a diseased tooth. Deep tooth inflammation can attack and damage the tooth nerve through the caries bacteria. In addition to a dental disease can also cause a dental accident in which parts of the tooth are broken root canal treatment.

In general, there are two main reasons for root canal treatment:

1. Strong inflammation of the tooth nerve
2. Death of the tooth nerve inside the tooth and subsequent decomposition in the tooth.

Both causes can cause strong, usually unbearable toothache in the patient. When unnoticed dying of the tooth nerve, in addition to potential toothache also an acute risk of inflammation which could spread to the jaw and entire organism. In a root canal treatment, the pulp and tissue inside the tooth are carefully removed and filled with other materials such as cement or plastic. These measures will prevent bacteria from reaching the tooth root in the future. After the successful completion of a dental root treatment, the tooth is technically considered ‘dead’, but is still fully resilient.

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    Do you need a root canal treatment?

    If you would like to schedule an appointment with our dentists fill in this form, or give us a call at +421 918 100 022.

    Root canal treatment

    Do you have a inflamed bone marrow? Thanks to our equipment and precise approach of our doctors, we can help you save the tooth and get rid of the pain.

    Endodontics or root canal treatment is a therapeutic procedure during which is the dental pulp mechanically removed and then the root canal of the tooth is expanded and filled with the appropriate material. This therapy is applied in the case of a inflamed and infected dental cord or tooth is a devital (dead) or during the treatment of teeth before prosthetic surgery, if the conditions for preservation are appropriate.

    The purpose of this therapy is to clean the ducts from ignited tissues and bacteria, to disinfect the tooth and seal it hermetically. Thanks to this we can often save the tooth before extraction.

    What steps are included a typical root canal treatment procedure?

    1. The dentist examines and x-rays the tooth, then administers local anesthetic. After the tooth is numb, the dentist places a small protective sheet called a “dental dam” over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure.

    2. The dentist makes an opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and to shape the space for filling.

    3. After the space is cleaned and shaped, the dentist fills the root canals with a bio compatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening. The temporary filling will be removed by your dentist before the tooth is restored.

    4. After the final visit with your endodontist, the patient must return to the dentist to have a filling, crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.

    The length of the duration of an endodontic treatment differs from person to person, as it depends on various factors. Furthermore, the patient should be aware of the fact that it is impossible to predict the success of this kind of the treatment (if it is possible to save the tooth for 100 %).

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