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Endodontic Treatments

In other words, it’s root canals treatment. Endodontic treatment is a kind of treatment of inflammation of a tooth pulp and its complications. This inflammation is caused by micro-organisms, most often originating from neglected, unrecognized or poorly treated tooth decays, which spread to the depths of the tooth. The second and most frequent cause is secondary complications from improper treatment of root canals (broken instrument), under large filling, an old crown or after some injuries.

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We perform endodontic treatment under the control of binoculars and specialized dental endomicroscopy. We use an apex locator, endodontic rotary motor, nickel and titanium tools and 3D root canal fillings in our office. The treatment consists of removing the tooth pulp, measuring the length of each canal, disinfecting and filling the system of root canals. The more accurately the canals are filled (the result of the work is verified by x-ray), the better the future outlook of the tooth. A symptom of an ineffective treatment is long-term inflammatory around the root of the tooth in the bone, which has a negative effect on the body and can also cause pain and swelling at any moment.

Our goal is to prevent these complications. We can save a tooth that’s recommended to remove. It cannot be guaranteed that all root canals will be found, cleaned, expanded, disinfected and filled. There might be some obstacles in the canal, such as a part of a broken tool that is left there or root perforation. A tooth treated in this way can serve painlessly for many years with proper oral hygiene. Very much depends on the following and qualitative repair of the crown. A crown or onlay is recommended in most cases. In the case of slightly damaged teeth, a white composite filling is followed after the canals treatment.

If the tooth decay has reached the tooth pulp, you have to treat the canals. Root canals are treated by cleaning and washing them with disinfectant solutions and then hermetically filling. A well-treated canal prevents bacteria from penetrating from the tooth into the bone and causing inflammation in the bone besides a dental root tip. It is dangerous to avoid endodontic treatment.

Early treatment of root canals can stop bacterial processes that can lead not only to the tooth loss but also to other complications and infections.

Can I have a toothache after the procedure?

The tooth might be susceptible to the bite after the procedure. When anesthesia doesn’t work anymore, some patients may experience pain. You can help yourself with freely available analgesics. Pain usually takes several days.

Can the dead tooth hurt?

Some patients experience a toothache even after a few years. Such tooth can be already dead after endodontic treatment and therefore insensitive. So, it’s not a toothache, it’s an inflammation that can develop in a bone.

How long do dental procedures take?

Cleaning of one canal takes about 30 minutes. A three-rooted molar takes about one hour and 30 minutes.

How long is the tooth supposed to last?

Your tooth may have unlimited lifespan with proper treatment after endodontic treatment.