Why is root canal treatment needed?
There are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- Pimples on the gums
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
- Swollen or tender gums
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums
If you experience it, make an appointment with our dentists in order to get the proper treatment as soon as possible.
The most common symptom is toothache, but in certain cases, although there is no pain, root canal treatment is still needed.
If pulpitis is spreading slowly and without any pain throughout the years, it can lead to dead tooth. In this case it does not react to cold, and there is no sensitivity to pain. Inflammation can spread to the surrounding tissues, and can cause inflammation process in the bone.
The symptom can be sensitivity to pressure/chewing, swollen gum around the root peak without any pain, out of which exudates come out, sometimes the process is without any symptoms and the problems can be realized solely with the help of an x-ray. In such a case, the root of the tooth, which really does not ache, has to be treated to stop the inflammation in the bone.
How is root canal treatment done?
In case of heavy inflammation, we seal the canals with medicine and the next treatment can be done in one or two weeks’ time.
The shape, length and accessory canals of root canals can be very different. So in our clinic the accurate root canal treatment is helped not only by CT scans but by electric instruments, which measure the length of the root. There are all kinds of different instruments for treatments. In more complicated cases we use microscope and laser instruments.
Proficiency of our dentists and the most modern equipment can improve the success of treatments in order that You can keep the affected tooth for a long period of time. You should also realize that full recovery of an inflamed tooth can last for several months, so we cannot guarantee the complete success in advance.
What is the goal of root canal treatment?
In the case of advanced inflammation, the aim is to stop bone inflammation, which surrounds the tooth roots and also to prevent its recrudesce. In lack of treatment, inflammation is spreading, so it can create dangerous conditions.
What is the next step following root canal filling?
If the tooth is not protected (e.g. there is a huge filling), it can break. It can be a really sad experience, if a formerly cured and kept tooth breaks under the gum, and has to be pulled out. Furthermore, replacing the missing tooth with a bridge or with implant, requires further financial efforts and time.
We are glad to help you.
Surgical microscopes for extremely difficult cases
Microscopic enlargement to twenty times and focused lights make sights and continuous control more effective during the treatment, with the help of which complicated anatomic details can also be noticed and watched, like side, lateral canals, accessory canals, etc.
Before each root canal treatment, which is done with surgical microscopes, we take 3D CT scans about the affected tooth to get to know the complete canal system. With the help of the three-dimensioned examination, we acknowledge spatial orientation of teeth and we can set up the most possible accurate diagnosis.
Advantage of microscopic root canal treatment
- It helps us with your diagnosis and creating an effective treatment plan
- Enables us to discover all the small details of the root canal
- It can increase the success rate of the process and the results last longer
- The risk of tooth fracture or tooth fissure is reduced to a minimum
- Root canal can be cleaned and filled in a very precise way