One of the main purposes of dentistry is to prevent the loss of many functions such as speaking, chewing, and aesthetics by ensuring the continuity of the existing teeth. It is possible for teeth to maintain these functions by keeping them healthy. However, if the tooth loses its vitality due to reasons such as caries, blows, fractures, the body will react to this situation with symptoms of inflammation such as pain, swelling. The elimination of these reactions of the body and sufficient recovery will only be possible with treatment. Therefore, the process of removing the affected tooth tissue by various methods, disinfecting the root canals with various substances and filling them with appropriate substances is called canal treatment.
Is Root Canal Treatment a painful procedure?
Since all of these procedures are performed through substances called local anesthesia and providing numbness, there is no pain during the treatment process. However, rarely, in cases where the inflammation is very advanced, numbness is not achieved at the beginning of the procedure, but painless treatment is performed by providing adequate numbness with some special methods.
How long does Root Canal Treatment take?
The treatment period can be planned in a single session or as several sessions, depending on the condition of the tooth.
In what cases is root canal treatment performed?
In the presence of long-term pain
In cases of sensitivity in printing and hot cold after filling
Teeth with excessive loss of substance as a result of factors such as deep decay, fracture, trauma (impact)
Teeth under the crown prosthesis (coatings), which are carious due to leakage
Pain and tenderness during prosthesis construction
Teeth with broken roots as a result of trauma
Teeth that lost their vitality due to various reasons
Teeth with advanced gum disease
What is the success rate of root canal treatment?
It has been determined that the success rate of a well-performed root canal treatment is 90-95%. If you do not hinder your correct oral care and controls, you can extend the life of your teeth. In case of a possible failure, there is a chance of recurrent treatment.
Does a tooth with root canal treatment hurt?
With root canal treatment, the factors that cause tooth pain are eliminated, so the tooth that has undergone canal treatment is not affected by factors such as hot and cold and the existing complaints disappear. However, after the treatment, there may be pain or sensitivity in chewing for the first few weeks because the tooth needs time to heal like every tissue in our body. In cases where the complaints persist after the treatment, although rarely, repetition of the treatment or shooting may be considered.
Repetition of root canal treatment
Repeat root canal treatment ( retreatment ); It is a procedure that aims to return the teeth and surrounding tissues to their former healthy state by removing the old canal filling and providing adequate cleaning and disinfection of the root canals in teeth where root canal treatment has been performed but healing is not sufficient for various reasons. Although the success rate is lower than the first treatment, it is a better alternative than tooth extraction. It is important to follow the tooth after treatment. The healing condition of the tooth depends on many reasons such as the age of the patient and the current condition of the tooth. Root canal treatment can usually be completed in a few sessions depending on the condition of the case, or there may be an increase in the number of sessions depending on the condition of the tooth.
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