What is Root Canal Treatment?

We perform root canal treatment to infected or decayed teeth. It is among the most effective methods we utilize in order to repair decayed teeth. The part inside the hard tissue of the tooth is called the root canal. There is a natural gap located in this part. The part where the natural cavity is located is quite soft. The dental nerve is removed by virtue of pulp from this soft part. The filling process begins subsequent to cleaning.

It will cause more discomfort to the patient in the  itooth decay is not treated with root canal treatment. It becomes irreversible. As a result of the inflammation of the nerves in the roots of the teeth, you may experience unbearable pain. Severe toothaches significantly reduce your quality of life. Removing the dental nerve through root canal treatment does not adversely affect your dental health. It only helps to alleviate your pain.

Why is Root Canal Treatment Done?

Dental nerves or pulp receive serious blows as a result of deep caries. The nerve tissues of the teeth are very sensitive. If damaged, they will soon disintegrate. Bacteria around the tooth take advantage of this situation and begin to multiply in the inner parts of the root canal.

Bacteria and decayed residues are among the most important causes of tooth abscess. An abscess is the name given to inflamed vesicles. An abscess occurs as a result of the infection moving towards the roots of the teeth. Abscess formation causes severe pain. Abscess formation also causes drainage around the cheek. The treatment of the abscessed tooth should be done in a short time. Otherwise, people’s quality of life decreases day by day.

Root canal treatment is used to solve all these problems. In addition to different types of treatment, it has been observed that root canal treatments provide more benefits in such procedures. You can also benefit from root canal treatments for all your teeth and gum problems.

How is root canal treatment made?

Treatment must be carried out by a specialist physician. Your specialist will share with you the clearest information about injuries to the dental pulp or nerves. It informs you in more detail about the treatment methods. Physicians, who direct you in line with their areas of expertise, benefit from a treatment method in accordance with the condition of the tooth. In all procedures to be performed, you should act in accordance with the recommendations of your doctor.

We can list our root canal treatment steps as follows:

  • We take films in order to see the general shape of the root canals.
  • We detect whether there is any infection around the tooth.
  • We apply local anesthesia to the region.
  • In order to keep the area to be treated dry, we place a layer of rubber around the tooth.
  • Through the root canal opened by the dentist, the cleaning process of all harmful and rotten bacteria is carried out.

In which situations is root canal therapy applied?

Root canal treatment is usually applied in dental caries or deep fractures. The methods of application of root canal treatment differ from each other. Among the different methods, we choose the most suitable one and perform an operation accordingly. We also benefit from root canal treatments for dental problems caused by trauma.

How Long Does Root Canal Treatment Take?

The duration of root canal treatment varies depending on the following points:

  • The number of roots in your tooth,
  • Cleaning time of the infection and nerves in your root canals,
  • It can be listed as different additional procedures performed in accordance with the general structure of the tooth.

Your doctor will inform you clearly about all stages. Depending on the infection status of your tooth, the duration of root canal treatment may take up to a week. In average root canal treatments, this period lasts between 30 and 90 minutes. In some cases there is extensive infection. In this case, the dentist uses different types of drugs to clean your teeth. These drugs have different waiting times. In long-term root canal treatments, the teeth are sealed to prevent infection. The application of different procedures significantly prolongs the treatment period.

Will There Be Pain After Root Canal Treatment?

The application phase of root canal treatment is known to be quite painful among the public. On closer inspection, you can see that this situation is different. The application of methods such as local anesthesia significantly lowers the pain threshold of people. In this way, it is applied as a less painful procedure compared to normal filling procedures. Almost all of the pain felt is due to a long-standing infection in the mouth.

After root canal treatment, there is tenderness in the treated area, especially in the first few days. If you want to control the pain, you can get help from over-the-counter pain relievers.

Things to Consider After Root Canal Treatment

After root canal treatment, gradual improvement is observed in the teeth. In order to overcome this process in a healthier and more controlled manner, people should pay particular attention to the following points:

  • You should stay away from all shelled foods until the end of root canal treatment.
  • You should avoid consuming food by biting it.
  • You should continue your daily dental cleaning in a controlled manner without interruption. You should also consider the sensitivity of the teeth. You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, accompanied by circular movements.
  • After the treatment period, your doctor suggests that the painkiller drug s should use. In cases where painkillers do not work, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Root canal treatments, which used to be a very painful and painful method, are now applied quite painlessly. Applying local anesthetic to the applied area minimizes your pain threshold. Drugs with anesthetic content given to the person also ensure that the person undergoes the process in the least painful way during the application phase of the treatment. Caring for your healthy teeth regularly prevents all possible risks. You can contact us for all your teeth and gum problems.

What are the Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment?

The success rates of root canal treatments are higher than 95%. Including effective procedures will increase the success rate. Root canal, which is made in addition to root canal treatments, allows you to use it for a lifetime if you take good care of your teeth. You can use the teeth that you apply the right dental care with the same quality for the rest of your life. Preservation of natural teeth should always be your primary goal.

Treatment methods such as bridges or implants are used as an alternative to root canal treatments. You can regain healthy teeth with alternative methods or root canal treatments.

How to Prevent Root Canal Treatment?

The most effective way to prevent gingivitis is to pay extra attention to oral hygiene. Having the desired level of oral hygiene prevents the emergence of different problems. In order to maintain oral hygiene, we may recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day  and using additional care products such as mouthwash and dental floss at regular intervals.

Things to Know Before Root Canal Treatment

Before starting root canal treatment, you should know about the following issues.

  • You should question whether there is a definite need for root canal treatment.
  • You should ask your doctor about whether your tooth will heal without root canal treatments.
  • You should also have information about alternatives to root canal treatment.

What should be done after root canal treatment?

After the treatment, you should pay special attention to your oral hygiene.

Root Canal Treatment Prices 2022

Root canal treatment prices vary according to the type of canal and the materials used. You can contact us for the best results.