If there is inflammation of the tooth root, immediate dental treatment is needed. A root canal treatment under microscope can optimally cure the inner areas of diseased teeth with the help of a canal filling. In this procedure, experienced dentists and specialists use special techniques to treat the infection without recurrences.
What is root canal filling?
Root canal closure or filling is a dental procedure in which inflamed tissue is removed from the root canals. Then they are closed with a special filling. It is mandatory to prepare and clean the canals in several stages, these measures being performed in several sessions.
When is root canal treatment necessary?
If the tooth tissue has inflamed due to tooth decay, defective fillings or wounds, it must be removed and the affected area carefully cleaned and disinfected. The penetration of germs to the top of the canals causes severe pain and sensitive reactions to cold or hot foods. If the affected tooth remains untreated, it can be permanently compromised and lost.
What happens during root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment is a mandatory procedure if the tooth nerve is infected or even dead. Such inflammation occurs, for example, from massive tooth decay, which, if left untreated, can lead to the loss of the entire tooth. Periodic check-ups at the dentist increase the chances of identifying diseases and damage at an early stage. From this point on, appropriate measures can be taken. Daily tooth care is also an indispensable prevention in the occurrence of dental diseases.
Root canal treatment: individual steps in details
If canal treatment is needed, the endodontist will assess all symptoms before proceeding with the intervention.
Acute inflammation of the tooth can cause unbearable pain, which can sometimes extend to the nerve endings. The doctor examines the teeth and notes the existing symptoms, in addition to previous diseases. Before treatment, individual steps and all risks are discussed, and dental x-rays can confirm the need for treatment.
What kind of anesthetic is applied in this type of treatment?
As in most cases the patient already feels severe pain, local anesthesia is most often inevitable. In addition to erasing pain, the receptivity to mechanical actions decreases, and the patient feels psychologically safer.
In individual cases, the tooth is so severely injured that it must be removed due to its damaged condition. Complications during root canal treatment can also lead to dental loss. This passes the patient under the care of a surgeon and requires the replacement of the missing tooth with an implant, so it is advisable to treat the tooth (as early as possible). In about 80-90% of cases, it is possible to treat some teeth through this procedure, so that removal can be avoided.
How is the tooth filled?
First the tooth is drilled, the inflamed nerve tissue is removed and the canal is disinfected. An operating microscope is used so that minimally invasive interventions are possible. To determine the length of the root canals, dentists work with special measuring needles and additional X-rays. As soon as the tooth is cleaned of bacteria, the affected area can be plugged with sterile material and stabilized to prevent bacteria from re-entering.
If filling is not possible immediately after the tooth has been processed, for example, because the inflammation has already progressed too much, medicinal preparations are used for the healing process. It may take several sessions in which the inserted drug works and the tooth is permanently sealed.
Is the root canal treatment painful?
Such a treatment is not painful at the moment, as local anesthetic is usually administered, and experienced dentists in Chisinau are aware of a variety of pain relief methods that make the treatment bearable. Even after treatment, pain and swelling around the treated area may occur temporarily. Pain relief is provided by cooling pads and appropriate sedatives, prescribed by the dentist.
A timely treatment means saving time, financial resources, and nerves. This truth must be the base of the decision to treat the ill tooth immediately, for a perfect oral health.