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Hannah, United States
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Abud exceeded all my expectations

Abud exceeded all my expectations for Flymedi. He was readily available to answer my questions and put my mind at ease. I was never made to feel like I asked too many questions or rushed at all, he spoke to me as if he were a long time friend. He was also very clear about everything I am going to expect on my trip, from accommodations to the procedure, down to the weather and beautiful things to see in Turkey. Abud makes things so simple and takes the stress away from traveling. I could not and most likely would not have done this without Abud and his help!

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I contacted Flymedi about getting a breast augmentation done and I was contacted by Abud shortly thereafter who was helped me through the initial planning phase so well. Since I am coming all the way from Africa and have never traveled alone, Abud organized a video call with the surgeon to go over some of the questions I had as well as my expectations of the surgery. I am very pleased with the service so far and already feel safe about traveling to Istanbul for my surgery

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Kate was so far very helpful and trustful - delivered all wanted information, very helpful with the booking and organization!

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Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

Recommended For Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment or root canal therapy is recommended for patients with a damaged or infected tooth pulp. Using this type of endodontic therapy is better than simply extracting the tooth since the patient's natural teeth can be used as a foundation for other types of dental restoration (a dental crown or a bridge).

Not Recommended For Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment or root canal therapy is not recommended in cases where the tooth is far too damaged for the treatment to be effective. In some cases, extraction may be necessary. 

Duration Of Operation

2 to 4 hours

Minimum Stay

2 to 5 days

Overview

Root canal treatment, also known as root canal therapyor endodontic therapyis a type of dental treatment in which the infected pulp of a tooth is eliminated, and the tooth's hollow roots are re-filled. 
The tooth's root is usually made up of nerve tissue, blood vessels, and connective tissue. It's very susceptible to infection if a cavity is large enough to reach it. If a large cavity forms, root canal treatment may be the only way to save the tooth from extraction. 

Why should the pulp be removed?  When the tooth's pulp is damaged or infected due to tooth decay, chips or cracks in the tooth or trauma, bacteria begin to multiply very fast in the pulp chamber. This can lead to an abscess in the tooth itself – a pocket full of pus that usually appears at the end of the root. Dental pulp infections can also lead to more problems, including: 

● Bone loss at the root of the tooth 
● Swelling around the tooth, neck, face and even head 
● Pus drainage into the gums or cheek 
A root canal treatment procedure can help patients avoid these problems altogether, and in most cases, the tooth can be saved and further restored using other techniques (such as a crown or bridge). The tooth itself will maintain its full functionality after root canal treatment.

Preparation

Patients will be required to provide the dentist with X-rays, before traveling abroad for endodontic therapy. The dentist will inspect them and prepare a treatment plan based on these x-rays.

How It Is Performed

What does root canal treatment involve in most patients? The average root canal treatment procedure starts with the dentist administering local anesthesia around the tooth affected the tooth. Once the anesthesia kicks in and the area around the tooth is numb, the dentist will start covering the tooth with a rubber dam in order to keep the area dry and saliva-free during the root canal procedure. This is done in order to prevent potential infections as well.

The dentist will then proceed by drilling a small hole at the top of the tooth in order to reach the pulp chamber and canals. Dentistry files are then used to remove the dental pulp in its entirety. In some cases, the pulp chamber and the canals are widened in order to make space for canal fillings – a special type of fillings used for this procedure. After all of the infected pulp tissue is successfully removed from the tooth, the canals and pulp chamber are filled with a special endodontic therapy filling in order to keep the tooth strong.

Endodontic therapy is usually time-consuming due to the fact that the success of this procedure rests on the dentist being able to remove all infected pulp tissue. The procedure takes between three and four hours, divided into several appointments at the dentist.

Since it is a time-consuming procedure, the average cost of root canal treatment varies greatly between different countries, with Turkey, Mexico and Hungary being prime destinations for patients. Root canal treatment pain is almost non-existent, with most patients feeling slight discomfort – this makes the medical trip much more enjoyable for patients. 

Recovery

The endodontic therapy will relieve the patient from any pain which might have been present before the procedure. During the recovery period, patients need to avoid chewing on the tooth before a permanent filling or crown is placed.

Risks

Root canal treatment risks and complications can include one or more of the following: 

  • An infection of the tooth which will require further treatment
  • Possible nerve damage around the tooth
  • Structural damage of the tooth, in case the treatment was applied too late
  • Root canal treatment after pain, due to reinfection

Side Effects

Root canal treatment side effects can include one or more of the following: ● Increase in sensitivity to hot or cold ● Soreness around the tooth ● Discomfort

Success Rates

Root canal treatment reviews set the average treatment success rate at 95%

Before And After

Patients undergoing a root canal treatment procedure have some options available to them, depending on the state of the treated tooth. Some patients will opt for dental fillings, while in some cases a crown may be necessary – if the remaining tooth structure is too weak and likely to crack. Generally speaking, if all the steps for a root canal treatment are taken, patients can opt for a filling which can last up to 7 years, while dental crowns can last a lifetime if properly cared for..

Faq

– Is root canal treatment painful? 

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding root canal treatments is the fact that it's a very painful procedure. This is not true, and the procedure is not painful at all. Local anaesthesia is administered carefully in the surrounding gum tissue, from all sides of the affected tooth. By the time the doctor will begin the procedure, the area will be numb and the patient will only feel slight discomfort associated with any dentist visit.

– Are there any alternatives to root canal treatment? 
Yes, having the tooth removed is an alternative. After it is removed, a dental implant or dental bridge can be used to fill the gap. 

– If I am not feeling any pain, do I still need root canal treatment? 
It depends on the X-rays. Sometimes the pulp too decayed for the patient to feel any pain, but it can still lead to abscesses and other problems.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in July, 2019.