Root canal treatment

The development of the disease

Deep caries, oversized restorations which get close to the pulp chamber, can occur pulpitis or can necrotize teeth. The blood circulation stops, and the blood is incapable to remove bacteria. They spread out to the periodontium and the surrounding bones and leads to a serious infection. Due to the significant amount of tooth removal, root canal treatment is obligatory when we are preparing the incisor teeth for crowns.

Symptoms that indicate the need for root canal treatment

Sharp pain in reaction to sweets and cold. Bite sensitivity. Dull pain daytime, which becomes unendurable during the night. Tension around the teeth.

The root canal treatment

After the anaesthesia the remaining carious parts are removed. We clean and shape the canal with sterile files, mechanically remove the vessels and nerves. We apply chemical irrigation to the area to eliminate bacteria. We use apex locating system to find the end-partof the apex. After the irrigation and the cleaning process, the canals are dried thoroughly. If we are treating a necrotic tooth, we put medication into the canal for a while in order to reduce the number of bacteria. The final obturation will be completed at another time.

Post-obturation complications

Post obturation teeth can be sensitive for a few days. Since the blood circulation stops in root canal treated tooth, they become grey and dry. To prevent the coronal structure, we advise to strengthen the root with a core and make a crown to cover it.