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Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

What is Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)?

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a treatment method applied when the nerve in the tooth is damaged to such an extent that it cannot regenerate itself.

In Which Situations Is Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics) Applied?

In cases where the intervention with a filling is insufficient, if there is inflammation, if the tooth decay has progressed, if it is painful and painful, root canal treatment is applied to the tooth.

What are the Symptoms of Root Canal Treatment?

Some of the symptoms that may indicate that the person needs root canal treatment are as follows; Severe toothache when chewing or applying pressure Sensitivity to hot or cold (pain) Tooth discoloration

Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums. These cavities, which are caused by bacteria and signal with mild pain or not at all, can only be treated with fillings. If left untreated, the bacteria will progress to the core of the tooth and cause inflammation, and in this case, root canal treatment is required. Even without any caries, some reasons can result in tooth inflammation. Exposure to trauma (severe impact) cuts off the circulation of the tooth, and thus, the tooth loses its vitality over time as it cannot be fed. Clenching-grinding, high fillings and restorations are also among the causes of chronic trauma and can cause inflammation. At the same time, periodontal (gum and surrounding) diseases that are not treated for a long time are among the factors that cause inflammation of the tooth.

How make is root treatment?

Treatment consists of several steps, which may require more than one session depending on the situation.

These steps are: First, a hole is made in the back of the front tooth or in the crown of the molars or premolars. After the diseased pulp is removed (pulpectomy), the pulp cavity and root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped for canal filling. Temporary filling is applied to the hole opened in the crown to protect the tooth between sessions. The temporary filling is then removed and the pulp cavity and canal are permanently filled. A tapered, rubbery material called gutta percha is inserted into each of the channels and usually held in place with cement (adhesive). In the final step, a crown is placed on the tooth to restore its natural appearance and shape. If the tooth is broken, post application may be necessary to repair the tooth before placing the crown.

Things to Consider After Root Canal Treatment

After the root canal treatment is completed, there are some important issues that patients should pay attention to; If the root canal treatment has prolapsed in the second or third session for any reason, the tooth to be treated should use the treated tooth less frequently until the end of the treatment. Even if the root canal treatment is completely finished, nothing should be eaten or drunk for 1-2 hours. It is absolutely necessary to stay away from hot and cold foods until 3-4 days after the root canal treatment of your tooth. After the treatment, teeth should be brushed regularly every day. It should be used if floss or mouthwash has been given by the dentist.


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