Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Endodontics / Root Canal Treatment

In the middle of the teeth, there is the tissue we call the ‘pulp’ that feeds the tooth. When teeth decay, it first shows symptoms as cold/hot sensitivity. When the decay deepens, the tooth starts to cause pain that lasts from short to long. The treatment that needs to be done to keep a painful tooth in the mouth is root canal treatment. It is the process of cleaning the channels where the nerves of the tooth are located. It is a form of treatment that should be studied accurately and sensitively. The canals are cleaned, disinfected, and the medication is placed and waited for at least 7 days. When the tooth regains its old health, the treatment is completed by filling it.

Is Root Canal Treatment a Painful Procedure?

No way. During your treatment, your tooth is anesthetized with a local anesthetic. You will not feel pain during the procedure.

Things to Consider After Root Canal Treatment

Nothing should be eaten for 3-4 hours after the treatment. In the days following the procedure, the teeth should be carefully brushed, and chewing of hard foods with the treated tooth should be avoided. Sticky foods such as gum should be avoided. Care should be taken not to fall into the temporary filling. It is normal to have mild pain and sensitivity during chewing in your teeth in the days following the treatment. Painkillers can be used for complaints. In case of unexpected pain, contact your dentist.

Is Antibiotic Necessary During Root Canal Treatment?

If you have a widespread abscess in your tooth, if there is an excessive sensitivity that may prevent treatment, we can recommend antibiotics. It is not correct to use antibiotics for every toothache.

Will Teeth Become More Fragile After Root Canal Treatment?

Teeth that have lost their vitality may become more fragile in the coming years. But the right question to ask here should be: What is the reason for the need for root canal treatment? In cases where the tooth decays to a large extent, there is also the risk of breaking the tooth due to the loss of material. If the current state of your tooth will be susceptible to fracture after filling, your doctor may offer fiber-supported filling, fiberpost + porcelain crown, iney/onlay, endocron. There are many treatment options. It is the destruction of the tooth that determines the options.

Does Root Canal Treated Teeth Have Pain?

The success rate of root canal treatment done with the right techniques is 90-95%. Successfully made teeth with root canal treatment remain in the mouth for many years. In rare cases, the treatment can be repeated in failed teeth.

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