Due to caries or trauma, the vascular nerve pack of the tooth, which we call pulp, is affected and the tooth begins to lose its vitality. This condition, which is often accompanied by pain, can also occur without any symptoms in case of chronicity.
Bacteria reaching the pulp progress through the root canal of the tooth and create a focus of infection at the root end of the tooth in the later stages. In the later stages, they turn into a dental abscess, causing bone destruction around the root and threatening the surrounding tissues. Facial swelling and fever are among the symptoms.
How is root canal treatment performed?
In this case, canal treatment should be applied to the tooth. The infected pulp is removed from the tooth with the help of special tools. Root canals are shaped and disinfected in accordance with the anatomy. Then they are filled in a leak-proof manner. This procedure, which is performed under local anaesthesia, can be performed in a single session thanks to developing technologies, or may require several sessions depending on the condition of the tooth and the amount of infection. Especially the use of rotary instruments and laser applications have made root canal treatment easier and increased the success rate. The development of new technologies is of great importance in terms of keeping the tooth in the mouth. In case of delay in treatment, tooth loss may occur.
After the canal treatment is completed, the upper restoration is started. Depending on the amount of material loss, filling, endocron or coating may be preferred.
There may be some pain after root canal treatment. Antibiotic support may be required according to the findings of the tooth. After root canal treatment, the pain felt while chewing will decrease over time with the healing of the root tip and surrounding tissues.