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Root Canal Treatment in Istanbul

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Root canal treatment, also known as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy is 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 begins 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.

Root Canal Treatment Candidates

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).

Am I Suitable 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.

Preparing for Root Canal Treatment

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

How is Root Canal Treatment Performed?

Local anaesthesia is first administered to the patient. Once it kicks in, the dentist will cover the patient’s tooth with a rubber dam in order to keep the area dry during the endodontic therapy session – this measure also helps to prevent infection.

A small hole is made at the top of the tooth, in order to reach the tooth’s pulp chamber and canals. The dental pulp is then carefully removed through the use of dentistry files. The canals and tooth chamber may also be widened in order to provide more room for the root canal filling. Once the infected tissue is removed from the tooth, the chamber and canals are filled.

The procedure is often time consuming – it takes around 3-4 hours to properly clean an infected tooth. Several sessions may be necessary for endodontic therapy.

Root Canal Treatment Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Minimum Stay

2 to 5 days

Duration of Operation

2 to 4 hours

Root Canal Treatment 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.

Root Canal Treatment Risks and Complications

Root canal therapy risks and complications can include:

● Reinfection of the tooth
● Nerve damage around the tooth
● Structural damage to the treated tooth

Root Canal Treatment 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

Root Canal Treatment Success Rates

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

Before and After Root Canal Treatment

Once the root canal treatment is finished, patients can opt for a crown or a filling, depending on the remaining tooth structure. Fillings can last up to 7 years and dental crowns can last a lifetime, if properly cared for.

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Istanbul Aesthetic Center

Istanbul, Turkey
TTB - Turkish Medical Association ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Dentram Dental Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Tanfer Dental Clinic Flymedi Customer Service Award

Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 80
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Estethica Atasehir

Istanbul, Turkey
19 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 115
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Implant Clinic Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
TDB - Turkish Dental Association TTB - Turkish Medical Association TAOMS - Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
FROM€ 134
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Ersoy Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 250
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
7 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Root Canal Treatment Cost in Istanbul

Cheapest Root Canal Treatment price in Istanbul is € 70. Average Root Canal Treatment cost in Istanbul is € 130 where prices can go as high as € 250.

With FlyMedi, you can connect with 8 Dentistry centers in Istanbul that are offering Root Canal Treatment procedures.

Prices listed on this page are the average price for Root Canal Treatment. Clinics may require more details regarding your medical condition in order to provide you with a personalized Root Canal Treatment quote. For a more accurate Root Canal Treatment price quote, please click HERE.

Istanbul

Istanbul is the biggest city in Turkey and In Europe, according to population – it has over 14 million inhabitants. Istanbul is Turkey’s financial, cultural and healthcare hub – it’s the city with the most JCI accredited private hospitals. The city spreads on both sides of the Bosphorus – The strait that divides the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea. Istanbul also connects Europe to Asia forming a very interesting mix, both gastronomically and culturally.

Over 11 million tourists visited Istanbul in 2012, making it the fifth most popular tourist destination in the world.

Sights to See

The Blue Mosque
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also called the Blue Mosque incorporates Islamic architecture and Byzantine Christian elements in its design. It is considered to be the last great mosque of the classical period. The Mosque got its name from the 20,000 Iznik blue ceramic tiles used to line its interiors. The Blue Mosque is also the final resting place of Sultan Ahmed which commissioned the building in 1609, with work finishing in 1616.

Basilica Cistern
The Basilica Cistern is one of the most popular tourist sites in Istanbul. The Cistern is huge, with a total of 336 columns arranged in 12 rows. It was built in order to store water during the Byzantine time – in the 6th century. Most of the columns feature decorative carvings, as they were re-used from other classical-age structures. Some of the most interesting columns on the site are the Medusa stones, in the north-west corner of the Cistern.

Topkapı Palace
Topkapı Palace is one of the finest examples of Islamic art and architecture. The palace itself was built by Mehmet the Conqueror in the 15th century and has been the residence of Ottoman Sultans for over 400 years. The palace is a vast complex of richly decorated courtyards and rooms. The palace features a Harem, the Imperial Treasury room, the Imperial Council Chamber, the Second Court, the Third Court (the Sultan’s private rooms) and the Palace Kitchens. The palace became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and has been described as “one of the best examples of palaces of the Ottoman period”.

Tourists can enjoy a wide range of shopping centres and bazaars such as the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian bazaar and many modern shopping malls all around Istanbul.

Things to Know

● Tourists arriving in Istanbul will be required to purchase a tourist Visa – the procedure can be easily done online or at a visa machine before the immigration section of the airport. The Visa costs around 20 USD.

● There are 3 main airports in Istanbul. Hazerfen Airport is a private airport with limited traffic. Atatürk Airport is located on the European side of Istanbul and Sabiha Gökçen Airport is located on the Asian side of Istanbul. Usually planes land at the Atatürk Airport (IATA:IST) which is just 20 km from the city centre. From there a visitor can take a taxi to Taksim Square for around TRY60. Tourists can also use a local airport service called Havataş which runs express bus services every 30 minutes for around TRY11 to Taksim Square and Aksaray.

● Food and drink at the airport is quite expensive and may cost 4 times more than in the city. It is advisable to bring your own meals from the town if you have a lot of waiting to do at the airport. There is also a supermarket close to the airport metro entrance where you can buy reasonably priced food and drink.

● You can change any sort of currency into the Turkish Lira (TRY) just about anywhere across Istanbul. Most shops and supermarkets also accept credit cards for payment.

● Roaming fees in Turkey are expensive, but you can simply buy a new SIM card when you reach Istanbul and use it for the duration of your stay.

● Istanbul has a humid subtropical climate, so the summer months are generally warm and in winter temperatures differ from place to place.

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Root Canal Treatment FAQ

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Is root canal treatment painful?

This is a very common misconception – it’s not painful at all. Local anaesthesia is administered and patients won’t feel a thing, only mild discomfort.

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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.

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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.