DENTAL ROOT CANAL TREATMENT ISTANBUL

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Root Canal Treatment would be last chance to save your tooth. We can tell you if your tooth can be saved or not via roentgens. That is possible to have healty teeth for long years after successfull treatment with good hygenie of your mouth. 

DEFINITION OF CANAL TREATMENT

Root canal treatment is comprised of three stages which are removal of the nerve tissue, also called the dental pulp, from the inner part of the tooth, extension and disinfection of the canals in tooth roots and filling of these canals.

APPLICATON AREAS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

  • In cases where the cavity has passed beyond the outer layers, tooth enamel and dentin, of the tooth and reached the dental pulp (nerve)
  • In cases where tooth nerves have been damaged due to trauma
  • In people with excessive heat-cold sensitivity or severe gingival diseases
  • For treatment of teeth that cause pain during mastication

 

CANAL TREATMENT PROCESS

  • The decayed parts of the tooth are cleared under local anaesthesia.
  • The nerve tissue is removed by using special tools, and root canals are washed and extended.
  • If there is too much inflammation in the tooth, certain medications are applied within the root and the tooth is filled with a temporary filling material. The medications are renewed at certain intervals.
  • If there is not too much inflammation, the canals extended in the first session are filled permanently with an appropriate canal filling.
  • Finally, the tooth is applied the last filling (If the remaining tooth tissue is thin, other processes such as crowning may be required in order to prevent fractures).

DURATION OF CANAL TREATMENT

Most treatments can be completed in one single session.

10-15% of cases may require additional sessions.

Based on the state of the tooth, it may be necessary to renew the dressing weekly and this may prolong the duration of treatment to 1-4 weeks.

 

ADVANTAGES OF CANAL TREATMENT

  • It is possible to get over tooth ache and sensitivity problems that cannot be solved by fillings and your natural teeth will be kept in your mouth for a longer period.
  • This is an alternative to tooth extraction. It helps preserve the natural teeth for a longer time and functions well. If this method is an option, you do not need to go under other therapies such as dental implants and bridging treatments which may be quite challenging to the patient.

DISADVANTAGES OF CANAL TREATMENT

  • Because the tooth loses its vitality, it becomes less flexible and more fragile in time.
  • There may occur a slight discolouration over the long run. » This method may lead to aesthetic problems, particularly for the front teeth.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Apex locator: is a device that provides the most reliable and accurate results in canal-length measurements and has a direct effect on the success of treatment.
  • Phosphor plate: provides the most detailed x-ray images.
  • Rotary-reciprocal systems:
  • helps extend the roots with speed and comfort in a 3D environment.
  • Sonic wash: provides the root with maximum disinfection through vibrational motions.
  • The purpose of the root canal therapies that we implement in our clinic by using the best methods is to preserve the natural teeth as long as possible.

SUCCESS FACTORS OF CANAL TREATMENT

  • The success rate of root canal treatments that are duly carried out in suitable environments is almost 90 percent.
  • A success rate of 95% or more requires using advanced technologies.
  • In cases where the root canals are blocked or if the inflammation is too much to be treated with root canal therapy, other surgical methods may be adopted to preserve natural teeth.