Root canal treatment is the process of filling the vein and nerve package, which we call pulp that gives vitality to the tooth, inside the tooth as a result of biological or physical effects such as caries or trauma, and filling it with a root canal filling so that it can be removed from the inside of the tooth and cleaned up to the tip of the tooth’s roots, disinfected and not repeated.
Root canal treatment is the process of filling the vein and nerve package, which we call pulp that gives vitality to the tooth, inside the tooth as a result of biological or physical effects such as caries or trauma, and filling it with a root canal filling so that it can be removed from the inside of the tooth and cleaned up to the tip of the tooth’s roots, disinfected and not repeated. After it is formed at a point on the tooth surface, it starts to grow rapidly or slowly and progress towards the nerve tissue inside the tooth. If the treatment is not applied, the bacteria that cause tooth decay also affect the nerve tissue inside the tooth. In this case, root canal treatment is necessary. Canal treatment is an indispensable treatment method of preventive dentistry because it allows us to keep even large damaged teeth in the mouth in a healthy way. Although the number of canals of the teeth vary anatomically, in general, the incisors in the anterior region are single, the premolars behind them have two and the rearmost chewing molars have three canals. Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatment is not a painful procedure. It is performed under local anesthesia. While it is applied in two or more sessions with materials, it has become a dental treatment that can be completed in a single session, thanks to extensive studies in the field of dentistry and the development of materials. If the necessary treatment protocols are followed, the success rate of root canal treatment is very high. It does not give any symptoms such as pain or swelling for years. teeth that have had root canal treatment and regained their health can easily see all the functions of a tooth. Even if the z is lower, it is still a successful treatment option. Since the fragility of the teeth that have undergone root canal treatment will increase, it is also a right option to cover the teeth in some cases.
Let’s answer frequently asked questions about root canal treatment
1-channel treatment a painful treatment?
Since root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia, no pain is felt during the procedure.
2- Can root canal treatment be applied to every decayed tooth whose nerve tissue is affected?
There are foci of infection called lesions under the teeth that need root canal treatment. If those foci of infection have been there for a long time and have not turned into a cyst, or if the decay in the tooth has not progressed to the bottom of the gum, root canal treatment can be applied to any tooth.
3- I went to the dentist and was told that one of my teeth needed root canal treatment. The purpose of root canal treatment is to remove the infected tissue inside the tooth. If we cannot remove that infection focus with root canal treatment, the tooth should be extracted as a more radical solution. I feel pain in my tooth that has undergone
4-canal treatment, what could be the reason for this?
The tooth may rot and become infected again. In this case, it is necessary to disinfect the root of the tooth by applying secondary root canal treatment.
5-How long does the channel treatment last?
Although the success criterion of root canal treatment is five years, the number of teeth with root canal treatment remaining healthy in the mouth for more than thirty years is quite high in the literature.
6-The color of my channel treated tooth has darkened, what should I do?
While applying root canal treatment, some disinfectants in gel consistency are used to ensure sealing.