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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, refers to removing the damaged or infected pulp (pulp) of a tooth, disinfecting the tooth, and then resealing it with a filling. The pulp, located in the innermost part of the tooth, can be thought of as a soft core. In the pulp extending to the root tip of the teeth; contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. In cases where the tooth cracks as a result of an impact or a deep decay occurs, bacteria enter the pulp and begin to multiply there. If this condition is left untreated, the bacteria can cause a serious infection or dental abscess, leading to bone or tooth loss along with pulp death. In such a case, root canal treatment is applied to the cracked or decayed tooth to save the tooth.

Root canal treatment is a treatment method performed by removing the pulp located in the small thread center of the diseased tooth. Damaged or completely dead pulp is removed, and the space remaining after the pulp is removed is cleaned and refilled. The damage is repaired by closing the root canal with this method. It is possible to save teeth that are about to be lost with the root canal treatment method developed today.

Since root canal treatment is often seen as a painful procedure, most patients tend to postpone the treatment process. However, thanks to modern techniques, root canals can be treated relatively painlessly and comfortably after one or two sessions. Contrary to popular belief, patients do not feel pain during root canal treatment. In cases where pain is felt, it can be said that this pain is caused by infection in the area. The purpose of root canal treatment is to eliminate the pain that bothers patients. Treatment; It starts with effective anesthesia of the tooth and surrounding tissues, and the session is completed in approximately 45 minutes. If patients postpone the treatment process, it may cause infection in the tissues of the tooth root. This can lead to bone and tooth loss.

  • Contents
  • What is Root Canal Treatment?
  • In what cases should root canal treatment be applied?
  • How make is root treatment?
  • Things to Consider After Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, refers to removing the damaged or infected pulp (pulp) of a tooth, disinfecting the tooth, and then resealing it with a filling. The pulp, located in the innermost part of the tooth, can be thought of as a soft core. In the pulp extending to the root tip of the teeth; contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. In cases where the tooth cracks as a result of an impact or a deep decay occurs, bacteria enter the pulp and begin to multiply there. If this condition is left untreated, the bacteria can cause a serious infection or dental abscess, leading to bone or tooth loss along with pulp death. In such a case, root canal treatment is applied to the cracked or decayed tooth to save the tooth.

In what cases should root canal treatment be applied?

The most common conditions that require root canal treatment are deep caries and cracks in the dental bone. In cases where the tooth is too damaged to heal, the pulp is removed to protect the tooth. Therefore, the biggest advantage of root canal treatment is to save the dead tooth and not lose the bone structure of the tooth. Some symptoms of conditions requiring root canal treatment can be listed as follows:

  • Swelling on face and neck
  • Persistent tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold
  • Pain when chewing or biting
  • Acne-like scar formation on the gums
  • cracked teeth
  • swelling of the gums
  • Referred toothache
  • deep bruises
  • Darkened gums

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