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  • Procedure Time
    1 hour
  • Anaesthesia
  • Overnight stay
    1 or 2 nights
  • Recovery Time
    Just After Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a treatment method used to repair and save infected or decayed teeth.

Why is Root Canal Treatment done?

When inflammation or infection develops in the roots of the teeth, root canal treatment is needed.

How is Root Canal Treatment done?

During the root canal treatment process; The pulp (tooth pulp) inside the tooth is removed by the Dentist; The tooth decay is cleaned and the canals of the teeth are disinfected and shaped, and finally, the tooth root and the visible part of the tooth are filled with special filling materials separately.If tooth decay is not treated in a timely manner, the decay progresses deeper and causes inflammation of the nerves in the tooth. Inflammation of the dental nerves causes a person to experience severe toothache.The tooth nerve removed from the tooth is not vital for dental health and function, but it prevents the person from suffering severe pain. It is a sensory nerve used only for the perception of heat and cold. If the treatment is not performed, abscesses may occur with the infection of the tissue surrounding the tooth.

Who needs Root Canal Treatment?

People whose teeth has got damaged by a bacterial infection.

People who suffer from deep tooth decay or recurrent tooth decay under former fillings or crowns

How is it diagnosed?

Each tooth has a pulp and root canal treatment can be applied to every tooth. The dentist can often decide whether a tooth needs root canal treatment or not as a result of a physical examination. X-ray is another option that helps in diagnosis. In the x-ray, how many canals the tooth has and the length of the canal are determined.


Is root Canal Treatment a painful procedure?

When the tooth decays, the tooth becomes vulnerable to external factors.Root canal treatment is a procedure that must be done to save the tooth. Optionally unchanged. Root canal treatment should be performed before filling the infected tooth. Root canal treatment is not a painful procedure. If the tooth is not necrotic and still alive, root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia.

How long does Root Canal Treatment take?

The duration of treatment may vary according to the number of canals of the tooth, its location in the mouth and the infection status. Root canal treatment can be completed in a single session if there is no infection or cyst formation in the pulp. Since the tooth is usually infected, the treatment takes 2 sessions. A single session of root canal treatment can take up to 45 minutes. The tooth canal should be cleaned and shaped very well in the first session. It is ensured that harmful microorganisms are killed by applying local drugs to the cleaned area. If there is no inflammation in the canal and no sensivity in the patient’s tooth, the tooth is filled.

How painful is a root canal?

Does a root canal hurt? Although the root canal treatment sounds scary, with today’s technology there is no pain at all thanks to local anesthesia.

What should be considered during and after the Root Canal Treatment?

As the root canal treated tooth loses its vitality, it is more likely to break. Therefore, very hard foods should not be consumed during the treatment, and that tooth should not be used too much. Antibiotic drugs can be used to eliminate the infection. In case of possible pain, pain relievers may also be recommended. After the treatment is over, whatever needs to be done after a normal filling should be done. Do not eat or drink anything until the effect of the local anesthetic wears off. The patient may feel tenderness for a day or two. The root canal treated tooth can be used for life. If the tooth has lost too much material during root canal treatment, restorations can be made using various fillings to support the tooth, ensure its function and prolong the life of the tooth. To protect oral and dental health after root canal treatment, teeth should be brushed twice a day.In order to maintain oral and dental health for life, dental check-ups should be done once a year until the age of 6, and twice a year after the age of 6.