Do you have a toothache or did your mouth swallow? You might have a bigger issue than just tooth decay. Your tooth might need a root canal treatment. This is where the dentist’s skill and experience come into play. Root canal treatment should be conducted by a highly experienced dentist who uses high-quality material and the latest cutting-edge technology during and after treatment. Otherwise, you might have a painful experience with your teeth in the long-run. That is why our clinic only employs highly experienced dentists for this treatment.
At the center of the tooth, there is a soft area called dental pulp. When the pulp tissue is infected or inflamed due to various reasons (such as untreated decay, a crack in the tooth, leaky fillings, trauma…) root canal treatment is applied to save the tooth. No matter what the triggering reason is, the root cause is the penetration of bacteria into the pulp. During the root canal treatment, damaged tissue is removed, the canal is thoroughly cleaned and filled with fillers, and finally, the tooth is sealed. It is basically a method to save the natural tooth instead of removing it.
The most significant symptom of the requirement for root canal treatment is tooth pain according to the Association of Endodontists. When the decay or infection progresses and reaches to nerve tissue, it causes pain. This pain may diminish and increase throughout the day. On the other hand, when the pulp dies due to progressed infection, the pain may disappear. This does not mean that the infection has been cured.
Additionally, swelling, discolouration of the tooth, sensitivity to hot/cold food or liquids are other symptoms that may indicate the requirement for root canal treatment.
Step 1: The first step is to take an X-ray to determine the shape of the root canals and to identify the location of the infection.
Step 2: Local anaesthesia is applied to numb the problem area and to eliminate possible pain.
Step 3: The pulp chamber and root canals of the problematic tooth are accessed.
Step 4: The decayed tissue is removed from the tooth through cleaning the pulp chamber and root canals.
Step 5: Once the pulp chamber is completely cleaned and dried, it is filled with root canal fillings.
Step 6: The tooth is sealed with a permanent filling.