Endodontic treatment is the treatment of root canals. It is needed when an infection or inflammation occurs in the pulp of the permanent teeth (the soft tissue inside the root canal of the tooth).
Inflammation or infection of the pulp can have various causes:
- untreated and ingrained tooth caries;
- dental injuries;
- tooth cracks or fissures;
- low-quality or old dental restorations (crowns, veneers, etc.).
Caries that are left untreated for a long time allow the infection to spread, thus causing inflammation – pulpit. Then we feel acute pain.
Symptoms indicating the need to treat dental root canals:
- prolonged pain;
- sudden acute pain attacks that may spread to the ear;
- evening or night pain;
- constant rending, pulsing aches.
Untreated dental root canals allow for the spread of infection, then an abscess forms in the bone atop the root. In this case, when biting You feel as if the tooth is raised, sensitive. And if pus leaks through a gum pocket or an open fistula (duct), the pain subsides, but the disease-causing bacteria affect the bone, gradually dissolving it.
In all these cases, endodontic root canal treatment is necessary.
During the treatment, the damaged nerve is removed, the bacteria are cleared out and the canals are filled with a special filling material.
Treated teeth can chew food without difficulty and look aesthetically pleasing.
Does root canal treatment require special dental care? If so, what is it?
After endodontic treatment, when the tooth is restored with some method of permanent restoration, it should be cared for in the same way as other teeth.
However, during and after treatment of root canals, before the dental crown is fully restored (filling or replacement crown), it is recommended to protect the tooth, avoid chewing with it and biting solid food, as this increases the risk of fracture. The remaining walls of the tooth can break because cleaning the root canals, along with the nerve, also removes the blood vessels that feed the tooth. Such a tooth is much more brittle and susceptible to fractures.
What can be felt after filling the dental canals?
For a few days after the procedure, the tooth may feel or look "raised". This is a normal reaction that can be controlled with standard anti-inflammatory medicines (Ibuprofen, Nimesil, etc.).
Is dental root canal treatment painful?
Most endodontic procedures are performed using painkillers, making root canal treatment painless.
Can endodontic treatment save Your own tooth?
During endodontic treatment, the inflamed pulp is removed from the tooth, and the dental canals are cleaned and formed. They are hermetically filled with sealant. Endodontically treated teeth are prosthetized with a crown or other chosen restoration after filling the canals - in order to protect them and perform the chewing function perfectly. Thus, hermetically sealed canals with a sealed restorative preserve their own tooth.
|S. No.||Services||Price (€)|
|1||Individual mouth care instruction||FREE|
|2||Mechanical and chemical preparation of dental canal (1 canal)||43 Eur|
|3||Canal filling (1 canal)||43 Eur|
|4||Calcium hydroxide replacement (1-3 canals)||17 / 23 / 27 Eur|
|5||Retreating of canal (1 canal)||80 Eur|