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What is root canal treatment, in other words Endodontics?

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of living tissues within and around the tooth root. The treatment includes long-lasting toothache, thermal (cold-hot) sensitivities, dental abscesses and discolored teeth.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root-Canal Treatment is the process of cleaning the inflamed tissue that is formed as a result of the inflammation of the living tissue, which nourishes the tooth and give it its senses. After this inflamed tissue is cleaned and removed and the root canals disinfected by the specialist dentist, they are filled with appropriate materials.

Is the canal treatment painful?

Before the canal treatment procedure is started the affected area is numbed with local anesthesia. After that the procedure is completed with no pain.

How many appoinments are necessary for root canal treatment?

Root Canal treatment is generally completed in one appoinment by endodontist in our clinic.
In cases of severe inflammation it may last two appoinments.

The number of appoinments are determined by the endodontist, depending on the tooth’s condition.

How long does root canal treatment take?

Canal treatments in our clinic, carried out by endodontics specialist, are completed in one session within 1 hours, together with filling.

How does the tooth feel after the root-canal treatment?

Because the nerves are taken out during the canal treatment, there will be no feeling in the tooth after the procedure. But a few days after the procedure there might be light pain in the tooth and surrounding area.

When are porcelain veneers needed for teeth that required root canal treatment

Teeth that required root canal treatment have often lost a lot of substance due to caries. If the filling to be made after the root canal treatment is large enough to cover a large part of the tooth, it may cause fracture of the relevant tooth or filler. This can be prevented with porcelain veneers.

What is root canal retreatment and when is it necessary?

In cases where previous root canal treatment is considered unsuccessful, the filling material inside the root canal of the teeth is removed and the canals are reshaped. This procedure is called root canal treatment. If the pain in the tooth that required root canal treatment is still there and if there is still inflammation, channel renewal under favorable conditions can be done. Canal treatment can be carried out again and very successful results can be achieved with channel renewal.

What kind of treatment can be applied to broken teeth?

Teeth that broke due to caries, trauma etc. and teeth that too much tissue loss can be treated with canal treatment and then with post applications inside the canal. This way the teeth are restored and regain their functions for many years.

How long is the life of a tooth that required canal treatment?

Teeth that underwent a successful root canal treatment can maintain their function for many years if good oral hygiene is observed.

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