Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is a treatment method that aims to restore the old function and health of teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. During root canal treatment, the damaged, infected part of the tooth is cleaned and reconstructed. In this way, the pain and infection caused by the damaged tooth are treated, and the chewing function of the tooth is restored. Delaying root canal treatment leads to natural tooth loss and the spread of infection to other tissues. As with any treatment, early diagnosis is very important in root canal treatment to keep the tooth in the mouth for the long term.
Is there any pain during root canal treatment?
Thanks to appropriate anesthesia techniques and modern treatment methods, pain is not felt during root canal treatment. In some cases, if the patient expresses pain, the doctor may postpone the treatment to a suitable time as a necessary precaution.
How long does a root canal treatment take?
Depending on the condition of the problem tooth, the treatment can be completed in a single session, or it can take 2-3 sessions. Each session lasts approximately 30-45 minutes. Your doctor will determine the time between sessions depending on the tooth’s condition.
Will there be a pain in the tooth again after the root canal treatment?
During the period until the root canal treatment is completed, pain or swelling may occur between sessions. In this case, your doctor may prescribe medication or treat the tooth again. However, once treatment is complete, your tooth will no longer experience pain or dysfunction.
What is the lifespan of a root canal-treated tooth?
If performed by specialists using the proper materials and methods, the root-treated tooth can remain in your mouth for many years.
Does discoloration of teeth occur after root canal treatment?
The canal filling materials developed in recent years do not cause tooth discoloration. Especially with the esthetic filling materials used in the anterior region, the natural appearance of the tooth is preserved. It is also possible to whiten teeth discolored due to previous root canal treatment. This procedure is called intracoronal bleaching. Quite successful results are achieved.
Can a tooth treated with root canal decay again?
Inadequate oral care can cause the tooth treated with root canal to decay again, which may require retreatment. Root canal treatment cannot always be repeated. Generally, this procedure is performed by root canal treatment specialists (endodontists).
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