Antalya Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a treatment method used to prevent loss of infected or decayed teeth and to save teeth. However, root canal treatment is not used for all tooth decay problems. If the filling process applied to the decayed teeth is insufficient in the treatment, the tooth decay is too advanced and there is inflammation, the teeth can be saved by applying the root canal treatment. You can apply to our clinic, which provides root canal treatment services, for all dentistry treatments, especially root canal treatment, and you can communicate via our website.
Failure to treat cavities in a timely manner causes serious problems such as inflammation of the nerves in the tooth. Inflammation of the dental nerves brings with it very severe pain. On the other hand, different problems such as hypersensitivity to hot and cold, darkening of the teeth may also be experienced. Root canal treatment, which is applied at this point, is an effective treatment method that is completed in a short time such as an hour most of the time, where the patient will not feel any pain.
Root canal treatment is not a viable treatment for every tooth with severe pain or decay. Other treatments can be applied for caries or pain that do not require root canal treatment. For example, root canal treatment is applied in teeth that do not result in filling treatment, if bacteria progress to the pulp of the tooth and cause inflammation. Some conditions that require this treatment include:
→ Tenderness and swelling in nearby gums,
→ Very severe toothache when applying pressure or chewing,
→ Sensitivity to hot and cold,
→ Tooth discoloration.
Root canal treatment can only be applied by a dentist. This treatment begins with determining whether there is an infection by taking X-rays to see the shape of the root canals. The dentist applies local anesthesia to numb the area near the tooth. Then, a rubber layer is placed around the tooth and the relevant area is kept dry by being free of saliva during the treatment. The dentist makes a hole for access to the root canal, through which decayed nerve tissue, harmful bacteria and pulp are removed from the tooth.
Then, the cleaning process is started with the help of canal files. After the cleaning process is completed, the opened hole is closed. Before the root canal treatment, a general evaluation is made about whether the person has a general health problem. In this process, it may be decided to use antibiotics in cases with advanced infections. However, antibiotics are generally not required before root canal treatment.
The person undergoing root canal treatment should pay attention to some conditions during the healing process of the teeth to which the treatment is applied. Failure to pay attention to these conditions will significantly reduce the expected success of treatment: