Endodontics is throot canal treatmente branch of dentistry dealing with root canal treatment. In endodontic treatment, the root canals should be discharged, enlarged and cleaned and finally filled. There are deep caries generally in teeth that require endodontic treatment. Moreover, the mechanical and thermal traumas in teeth also cause irreparable inflammatory reactions in teeth requiring root canal treatment.
Endodontic treatment is applied to each root separately. The differences in the number of roots and the phases of infection will affect your treatment form, medicine use and disinfectants as well as the number of sessions.
Why Root Canal Treatment?
Teeth don’t have the capability to treat themselves as it is the case in other tissues in our body such as live tissues (pulp) or nerves. For this reason, if there is inflammation in these tissues, canal treatment is necessary. Major caries, previously applied deep fillings, tooth cutting operations, cracks and fractures on teeth, etc. might cause the pulp to get inflamed even though there is no caries. If the inflamed pulp is not treated, it may cause pain, abscess and loss of teeth in future.
How do you understand that you need canal root treatment?
Extended sensitivity to cold and hot
Pain due to chewing pressure, inability to press on the teeth
Pain that starts especially at night
Change of color in tooth, swelling around the tooth, sensitivity in lymph nodes, swelling and pain
Does Root Canal Treatment Cause Pain?
The pain during the treatment can be minimized or completely eliminated thanks to modern anesthesia techniques. There might be slight pain or sensitivity after the treatment. If you have such complaints, your dentist will prescribe you suitable painkillers.
Is Root Canal Treatment Possible in all Teeth?
For certain teeth, root canal treatment may not be suitable. The main factors include clogging in the canals, presence of fracture in the root, insufficient bone support or damage on the teeth to the extent that restoration is impossible.
Does Canal Treatment Kill Teeth?
It is not a realistic idea that endodontic treatment kills the tooth. After the nerves have been taken out, tooth becomes senseless against thermal stimulus however it clings to the bone with the veins and nerves coming through the maxilla bone and continues fulfilling its tasks. You can chew comfortably with suitable restoration and use your tooth even as a prosthesis stand.