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Root Canal Treatment – Endodontics

Root Canal Treatment – Endodontics

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment (endodontics) is a treatment to save highly damaged or inflamed teeth. The treatment is completed by removing the “pulp” of the damaged section (tooth extract), washing it and disinfecting it and filling it.


The word endodontics derives from the Greek words “Endo” (in) and “donti” (tooth). This is where the teeth get their name because they are concerned with the nerve channels. Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment and repair of the pulp part of the tooth (living tissue with nerves).

The root canal treatment is done because the pulp is damaged, or because it is extremely inflamed, the tooth is damaged by any reason, and because it causes tooth loss in later periods along with toothache. Root canal treatment is the process of removing the tooth essence and disinfecting the relevant area and filling it with filling material. This treatment is called the “root canal” because of the cleaning of the canals in the root of the tooth.

Stages Of Root Canal Treatment

If you need root canal treatment, the patient is asked to perform a number of procedures. The following are the desired things for the treatment to be successful:

  • Dental X-ray,
  • Anesthesia,
  • Pulpektomi,
  • Filling process.

Dental X-rays: if damage or decay occurs in the teeth due to any reason, the patient refers to the physician. If the doctor understands the need for root canal treatment, he asks the patient to take X-rays. X-rays are required to determine the exact location of the decay.

Anesthetics: in order to make the necessary filling for the tooth, first of all, local anesthesia is performed and the area of the tooth is numbed. Although people think that root canal treatment is more painful than filling, it is the opposite.

Pulpectomy: anesthesia is performed by opening the cavity (cavity) of the tooth and removing the diseased pulp. This process may take a short or long time depending on the condition of the tooth. However, since local anesthesia is performed, no pain is felt.

Filling: a cavity occurs in the area after the pulp is removed. This space is filled with a substance and closed with a substance. In general, all these procedures take about 1 hour on average, depending on the size of the tooth damage and the essence of the tooth. Root canal treatment usually requires; cracked teeth, deep decay and damage to the tooth due to taking a blow to the tooth. In such cases, if there is a chance to save the tooth, the prosthesis is not made. It is better to close the tooth with a filling material because it is the main tooth. Expert physicians as they do their best to keep a tooth for a tooth, and they shall refrain from pulling out as much as possible.

What is root canal treatment?”

When teeth are damaged for any reason, pus accumulates in the jaw bone from the root of the tooth causing abscess, which leads to the destruction of the bone surrounding the tooth, especially the smell in the mouth. For this reason, it is necessary to see the specialist for the damaged teeth without losing time and to be asked to do the necessary root canal treatment.

How is root canal treatment performed?

Root canal treatment may normally require an average of 2-3 sessions for a tooth. However, depending on the condition of the tooth and depending on the number of teeth may need more sessions. The specialist gives the patient the necessary information about how many sessions will be completed during the examination. So, how is root canal treatment done?

Stages Of Root Canal Treatment

If the tooth is damaged, a hole is opened in the crown of the teeth.,
The root canal is removed and the root canal is cleaned to make enough space for the filling.,
If more than one session is needed for the filling after the end of the root canal treatment, a temporary filling is done to the opening space.
During the last session, the temporary filler is removed from the canal and sealed with a permanent filler. In this process, a tapered rubber material is inserted into the channels separately and then sealed by gluing it with Siman. If necessary, a metal or plastic rod can be placed inside the tooth canal.
After all these procedures are finished, the tooth is covered with a crown to take its natural shape, if there is a fracture in the tooth, post-application can be made to repair the tooth before the crown is placed.

The life of the teeth, which are filled by applying root canal treatment, depends on the sensitivity of the person to oral and dental care. Properly maintained teeth can be used for a lifetime. But for different reasons, the filler can fall or break. In these cases, it is necessary to fill again without losing time. Otherwise, the open canal may become infected and spread to other teeth.

After the root canal treatment, a second X-ray should be taken. Because the decay experienced before the filling process causes bone loss. The most common cause of bone loss is bone loss. The accuracy of the procedure should be confirmed by comparing the second X-ray with the first X-ray.

When is root canal treatment necessary?

In cases of decay in teeth leading up to the nerve,
In the case of fractures involving the nerve of the tooth as a result of trauma,
In orthodontic treatments, if the tooth/teeth lose vitality as a result of excessive force on the tooth,
Advanced gingival diseases,
To remove the sensitivity of the teeth with the occurrence of severe abrasion,
Fill is made for high fill and prosthetics.
How is root canal treatment needed?
Cold-hot sensitivity of teeth to occur,
Pain during night time without any stimulus,
Pain during eating,
Discoloration of teeth with the death of nerves,
Swelling of the face with abscess formation,

Root Canal Treatment Frequently Asked Questions

Is root canal treatment a painful procedure?

Root canal treatment is a procedure in which a root canal is removed from the root canal. Drowsiness occurs in the mouth and face for some time.

Is there any pain after root canal treatment?

After root canal treatment, usually, the first 1-2 days during the chewing of food is minor pains. The patient may use anti-inflammatory medication to relieve these pains.

Does the formation of inflammation in the tooth require tooth extraction?

In the developing medical world, there are some techniques developed for oral and dental diseases. In the present day, the abscess formed in the tooth can be removed, the formation of inflammation of the tooth does not need to be pulled.

Is antibiotic use necessary in dental infections?

Antibiotic use is used in cases of extreme inflammation. There is no need to use antibiotics during the construction phase as local anesthesia is applied to the tooth during the root canal treatment phase. However, if the root canal treatment is deemed necessary if there is excessive inflammation in the tooth, the doctor may want to use antibiotics to remove the inflammation for some time.

Are channel fill and fill separate operations?

The process of cleaning and filling the root canal is the “canal filling” process. If the tooth is damaged in a certain part of the composite filling, inlay, Onley or crowns to remove the process of repair.

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