Root canal treatment or endodontics is the treatment of inflamed, infected or dead pulp without damaging other teeth, gums or nerves. Dental pulp is a soft substance consisting of nerve, blood vessels and connective tissue in the dental center. During a typical root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the internal part of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the surrounding tissue of the female becomes infected and abscesses may form. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket formed at the ends of the tooth roots. Most root canal treatments involve at least two visits to the dentist. In the first appointment, once the problem is fully detected and measured by a detailed x-ray, the infected nerve tissue is removed and the area is covered with a topical antibiotic. This usually relieves pain in the tooth. In the second visit, the root canal is cleaned, disinfected, shaped, measured and filled to prevent recurrent infection.
Who Is This For?
1 hour 30 minutes
Potential Risks & Side Effects
There is no need any downtime regarding root canal treatment, patients may resume their normal routine the day after the procedure.
Success Rate: 95%
How Does it Work?
The root canal treatment is a procedure used to treat abscessed or diseased teeth. So, if you have an infected tissue inside or around your teeth, you might need to consider the root canal treatment. During the procedure, your dentist will open the affected teeth, clean out the infected tissue in the centre, fill it and then seal it.
What Does a Root Canal Treatment Involve?
This procedure is done in two sessions: (1) removing the pulp and the nerves and (2) closing the tooth.
We understand that every patient is different, so we carefully plan your trip from A-Z and we hook you up with an expert dentist who can customize the procedure so as to suit your preferences, goals, expectations as well as the dental clinic’s best practices. Here are some of the stages you should expect when you choose to have this procedure:
Diagnosis makes it possible for your dentist to identify the cause of the problem. This is the reason why you will have to go through an X-ray scan first before any procedure commences. It is the X-ray results that will help your dentist make informed decisions on how to treat the infection.
Suppose you don’t leave in Istanbul and but you want to travel to the country for the surgery, our FlyMedi consultant team will be happy to assist you. All you have to do is to send your X-ray documents to us, and we will take it from there.
2. Taking the anesthesia
When everything is set and you’re at the clinic ready for the treatment, your dentist will give you local anesthesia. This is done so that you don’t feel any sort of pain or discomfort during treatment. This anesthesia is given in the form of 3 injections that will numb the tooth and the surrounding gum completely.
3. Opening the tooth
Once your tooth is anesthetized, the dentist will use a small dental drill to open a small hole in the affected tooth. This small hole will give your dentist access to the inner structure of the tooth.
4. Removing the nerve and pulp
With access to the tooth’s inner structure, your dentist will then begin to remove the nerve and pulp. Special tools are used to remove the nerve and pulp. When the infection is completely removed, the dentist will apply special meds to heal the treated area. He/she will also put a temporary filling on the treated tooth.
5. Finishing the treatment
When you dentist is satisfied that the meds have gone into effect, the temporary filling is removed and it replaced by a permanent one –and if necessary, a crown is placed.
6. After care
Most of the patients are satisfied with the outcome of the procedure and they often say that they never experience any problems on the treated tooth ever again. But there are instances where the treatment can fail and in such cases, your dentist can recommend that you have alternative treatments.
What Should I Expect After Root Canal Treatment?
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Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?
There is no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. However, in rare cases, patients may feel pain or soreness after the numbness subsides. Dentists may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.
Are Root Canal Treatment Results Permanent?
The results of root canal treatment are long-term. This treatment relaxes the patient's teeth and protects the affected tooth indefinitely.
What is the Function of Pulp?
The main task of pulp is the completion of dental development. It also detects changes in temperature, trauma, pressure, and causes pain. This protects the tooth.
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