In root canal treatment, the dentist first opens a tooth from the top. Then the dead root tissue is carefully removed and the root canals are cleaned and cleared with fine instruments. Special rinses disinfect the root canal. The configuration and length of the root canals are checked by means of electrical measurement and X-ray images. In the process of root canal treatment, a molar can have up to six root canals. Missing a canal could result in constant toothache. The clean canal is then closed with a special sealant and the opening in the tooth closed with a filling.
Why are root canals necessary?
Inside the tooth is a cavity that is filled with blood vessels and nerves. This tissue, called “pulp” in technical terms, is also often referred to as the tooth nerve. In the case of deep caries, this tissue can become inflamed.
This often results in severe toothache. After a while, the root tissue dies and the cavity in the tooth is colonized by bacteria. To prevent the bacteria from spreading further into the bone which can lead to dangerous complications, root canal treatment becomes necessary.
Why go to the dentist for a root canal treatment?
When it comes to the long-term preservation of your own teeth, it is worth going to a qualified and experienced dentist for several reasons. Root canals are not only complex, but in many cases also requires modern diagnostic and examination equipment, which can only be found at the dentist’s office.
In our clinic, we have specially trained dentists using modern equipment, who are committed to making your root canal treatment a success to ensure your oral health and a better quality of life.
What new technologies are there?
The prognosis of teeth treated with root canals has now been greatly improved by new techniques and effective procedures. Carefully root-treated teeth can be preserved permanently and are no longer painful.
Cleaning and clearing of the canals (preparation) is particularly difficult with curved root canals. Special, highly flexible instruments made of nickel-titanium alloys, which use alternating rotating movements with a motorized handle allow even extremely curved canals to be safely cleaned and filled.
Is a root canal treatment painful?
In the past, root canal treatments were known to be very painful. However, with our modern treatments and anesthetics, you no longer have to be afraid of the treatment. You will hardly feel anything. For more information or to get a free quote for root canal treatment, get in touch with us today.