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Root Canal Treatment

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Root Canal Treatment

Today, the primary purpose of dental treatments is to save the tooth. But as it is known, no application can replace one’s own teeth. Despite this, the treatment is carried out in the closest way to the person’s own tooth. Root canal treatment is an effective and frequently applied method for rescuing a decayed tooth. This dental treatment, which is a common, simple and safe procedure, has the potential to save even decayed teeth.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, referred to as ‘endodontics’ or ‘endodontic treatment’, is the process of cleaning the inflammation caused by the caries descending to the pulp tissue of the tooth. It is applied by removing the inflamed tissue from the root canals. The pulp, popularly known as the ‘dental nerve’, provides nourishment to the tooth. However, if the decay in the tooth is not intervened early, it goes down to these channels in the tooth. In such a case, the most effective solution is to perform this treatment and fill it.

Tooth root canals are first cleaned with a disinfectant during this process. Then, the filling process is done with the appropriate material. These materials can be porcelain, onlay, composite materials. After the necessary restoration process is performed, the treatment is terminated. The difference of this process from the normal filling process is that it is generally long-term.

Who and Why Is Root Canal Treatment Done?

This treatment, which is the cleaning of the inflamed tissue due to the caries that goes down to the pulp layer of the tooth, can be applied for many different reasons. Situations where this form of treatment, which is among the modern dentistry applications, is needed;

  • Dental caries in advanced stages.
  • Gum diseases.
  • Changing the color of the tooth due to the loss of vitality of the tissue in the tooth.
  • Pain and pain as a result of applying pressure on the tooth while eating.
    Hot-cold sensitivity developing in teeth.
  • Swelling and abscess around the tooth.
  • Toothache that begins without any stimuli.
  • Cracking of teeth.
  • In the tooth where this treatment was applied before.
  • recurrence of the problem.
  • Inflammation of the pulp layer with cracking of the tooth root and tooth.

In such cases, root canal treatment is appropriate.

This dental treatment, which is not done unless necessary, is usually applied as a last resort to save the tooth. In this way, the thread, which is filled in such a way as to be impermeable, can be used for a long time. However, the necessary oral care should not be interrupted after the treatment.

Who Cannot Have Root Canal Treatment?

Although it is an effective method for regaining the tooth, there are cases where root canal treatment cannot be applied. After the first examination by the specialist, it is decided whether this treatment will be applied according to the current health problems of the person and the condition of the tooth. The health conditions and situations in which this treatment is not appropriate are as follows;

  • Poor oral hygiene.
  • Unmanaged stream of inflammation.
  • Vertical fractures of teeth.
  • Teeth that cannot be restored.
  • Inability to clean the root canal.
  • Excessive tissue and bone loss in the bones around the tooth and root.
  • First and last trimester of pregnancy.

Such are the situations. At the same time, the application of this dental treatment in rheumatism, diabetes, heart, leukemia and other types of cancer should definitely be done by taking necessary precautions in very urgent cases. In this way, the tooth can be saved by applying it safely.

How make is root treatment?

The first step in root canal treatment with local anesthesia is to completely clean the caries. First, caries removal is performed on the completely numb tooth. Then the pulp tissue (nerve-vessel network) in the inner part of the tooth root is cleaned. After these procedures, which take a few days to a week, depending on the inflammation of the tooth, the filling process should be performed. During the treatment, the patient may need to use antibiotics.

A sealed filling process is applied to the cleaned tooth. In general, while root canal treatment is performed in this way, it may vary depending on the operation to be performed on top. The operation to be performed on it is in the form of crown restoration or filling. In addition, since it is applied with local anesthesia, pain and pain are not usually felt during this dental treatment. However, care must be taken to ensure that the tooth is fully numb in order to start the process. Today, with modern anesthesia and instruments, many dental treatments are simple, fast and frequently applied.

How Long Does Root Canal Treatment Take?

The duration of a dental treatment varies according to the condition of the tooth concerned. In general, the treatment of single-rooted teeth can be completed in a single session. In addition, two-three sessions are generally recommended for multi-rooted teeth. Thus, the process is more practical for both the patient and the physician. In addition, the efficiency level of the process increases. If there is an aggressive infection, the total procedure may last for months, as it will require continuous dressing.

In the root canal treatment process, after the first examination, the specialist usually takes the patient’s opinion when deciding. For example, for a patient who cannot keep his mouth open for a long time due to his condition, dividing the sessions is the most comfortable treatment. During the sessions, which are usually kept between 30-40 minutes, if there is a pain and pain that prevents the continuation of the treatment, the session should be terminated. This is a situation that develops completely with the guidance of the patient during the treatment.

Is There Any Pain After Root Canal Treatment?

In general, pain is not seen much after root canal treatment. However, when the effect of anesthesia wears off, mild tingling occurs for 1-2 days. While this is generally considered normal, it can be relieved with mild painkillers. These mild pains usually end in a day or two. The cause of the pain is the rupture of the nerves and vessels of the tooth and the injury of the surrounding area. After one week of treatment, these pains usually end.

In some cases, pain may occur during the treatment. In such a case, the treatment should be interrupted in order to relieve the pain. Although the pain is reduced depending on the expertise of the physician, in some cases, even when well treated, pain can occur. In the first days, these pains may even last in such a way as to prevent the person from sleeping. If the pain is severe and long-lasting, it may be a sign that there is a problem. Therefore, the treating specialist should be informed and controlled. The infection may have started again or the treatment may even need to be renewed.

Possible Problems After Root Canal Treatment

Like any treatment, root canal treatment requires meticulousness. However, in some cases, dental problems may occur. In this case, pain and pain can be seen in the tooth.

For long-term trouble-free use, it is very important not to interrupt routine dental care after treatment. Otherwise, it will continue to decay and cause the loss of the tooth. Possible problems after this dental treatment:

  • Tooth discoloration or darkening due to incompatibility of the root filling.
  • Pain and pain when the tooth is pressed for reasons such as filling height.
  • Re-infection with disruption of oral care
  • Swelling due to developing infection.
  • Inability to treat chronic infection.
  • Decay of the treated tooth.
  • Constant pain in the treated tooth.
  • Decay of the tooth from a different area.
  • Filling down.

Such problems may occur. Pain, which is one of the most common problems after root canal treatment, can develop for different reasons. These include poor cleaning of the caries, a high crown or filling, leakage of the root filling, an overlooked canal or an incomplete treatment protocol.

Root canal treatment, which is widely used to save a decayed tooth, is frequently applied as it is a practical, safe and fast treatment. This treatment method, which is applied with modern techniques and tools in oral and dental health, is an ideal treatment to restore the problematic tooth. Therefore, the experience and competencies of the experts are increasing day by day and they are carried out without any problems.

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