Root canal treatment

Endodontics colloquially called root canal treatment. For most people, this concept goes deepest into the tooth. In endodontic treatment, infected tissue is removed from the canal and then replaced with plastic material. If the tooth is qualified by the doctor for root canal treatment, it means that the caries bacteria have got to the root of the tooth. They defeated the enamel and dentin and got into the innervated pulp of the tooth, which is connected to the bloodstream of the whole organism. This situation, dangerous for the tooth and negatively affecting the joints and heart, kidneys and other organs, requires immediate treatment.

Root canal treatment is necessary when pulpitis occurs. The reasons for this can be different: deep caries, large fillings, dental injuries.

Modern equipment at our disposal, among others surgical microscope, endodontic scaler and digital radiography enable effective treatment in one visit.

Stages of endodontic (root canal) treatment:

  • Diagnosis - after the X-ray image is taken, the number of channels is determined.
  • Tooth crown cleaning - the tooth is cleaned of caries bacteria, and the tooth walls are developed in a way that allows easy access to all root canals.
  • Cleansing infected channels - the infected pulp is cleared of all canals. Then chemical disinfection is performed, which is to clean the channels of residual bacteria that have not been removed mechanically.
  • Filling cleaned canals- in the roots, empty canals are filled with a special preparation that provides a tight barrier against re-penetration of bacteria.
  • The final stage of tooth treatment is recreating its anatomical shapes.

When endodontic treatment is needed

Endodontic treatment is necessary not only to preserve the tooth or root, but also to prevent chronic and latent inflammation affecting overall health. In endodontic treatment, the root position is very important. If they are heavily curved, the endodontic doctor has a lot of difficulty completely cleaning the canal despite the use of the highest quality equipment. The time required for root canal treatment is usually 2 hours (if the tooth has fewer canals for about 1.5 hours). This procedure is performed under anesthesia, so that the patient does not feel any discomfort.

Surgical microscope

During root canal treatment, doctors use a surgical microscope, which is an invaluable device, because it allows the most accurate cleaning of the tooth roots from bacteria. Magnified vision provided by the microscope enables very precise work in a small treatment field, e.g. 1mm.

This allows for this treatment for:

  • finding and treating the main and additional root canals along with their branches, which in traditional treatment are often invisible to the doctor,
  • removal of broken fragments of endodontic instruments, crown-root inlays, hard cements filling the canal from the canal,
  • clearing very narrow root canals,
  • performing effective treatment in cases of very complicated and rare anatomy of the root canal system,
  • treatment of tooth root resorption - a condition that leads to the loss of hard tooth tissues as well as alveolar bone. It can occur due to the impact of both pathological factors and those resulting from physiology. This process is extremely harmful and can lead to serious and irreversible changes such as atrophy of dentin, cement and even surrounding bone.
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