By this we mean the treatment of a dead tooth.
If this is treated properly a seat of infection can be avoided which would cause a lot of health problems.
The best way to prevent the formation of such a seat of infection is regular check-ups, which can prevent problems with the teeth.
It is important to have a clear idea about the structure of the tooth in order to decide whether or not root canal treatment is necessary
When is root canal treatment necessary?
This treatment becomes necessary if the tooth decay has reached the dental pulp cavity and has infected it.
Bacteria live in the infected dental pulp cavity, which can infect not only the root of the tooth but also the tissues surrounding it and cause serious inflammation and pain.
– If the tooth dies
– After an accident, a trauma to the tooth can also cause it to die
– If the crown for whatever reason is so much damaged that the tooth can only be restored with root canal treatment
Is anaesthetic needed during the treatment?
It is needed in most cases, unless the tooth no longer feels the cold. If this is the case, probably the tooth no longer contains living tissues and the inflammation has spread to the periodontium, causing swelling and making biting painful.
It won’t hurt because:
– if you are in pain you will receive medication before the procedure, which will stop the inflammation.
– instead of Lidocain we use Ultrakain, which is a powerful anaesthetic.
– if necessary, we will change the medication in the root of the tooth.
Why do we have to enlarge the root canal?
We enlarge the root canal so that the living and dead tissue, bacteria and infected root canal wall can be removed and the root canal can be prepared for the root filling.
What is the procedure for a root filling?
First of all we take an x-ray of the tooth. Then we enter the tooth through the crown to open the pulp chamber and remove the pulp which contains the living tissues of the teeth (veins, nerves).
We locate the root canals of the tooth, measure their length and then enlarge them. Meanwhile we rinse them with an antiseptic fluid, then dry them and introduce the medication.
During the root filling, following the removal of the previously introduced filling medication, we rinse the root canals with an antiseptic fluid, file down their walls and take an X-ray of the result, after which we dry the root canal and fill it.