Turuncu Dental Clinic - Antalya - Turkey
It is the treatment of replacing the soft vein-nerve extension, which is the living part of the tooth, which is applied to prevent and heal the inflammation of the extensions that we call the dental nerve, which is the layer above the gingival border in our mouth, and the dental nerve under the dentin.
This treatment is performed by endodontists. In the past, inflammation in the dental nerves (pulp) was resolved only with tooth extraction treatment, but today, with the root canal treatment method performed by dentists, the lifespan is increased without tooth extraction.
At the same time, in the dental canal treatment, which gives an aesthetic appearance, caries and canals are cleaned, and canal filling is performed to prevent leakage.
If the patient's problem cannot be resolved with root canal treatment, the tooth can be extracted and dental implant treatment can be evaluated according to need.
The structure of our teeth consists of two parts: the visible region and the invisible region in the bone in the mold. The visible area is called the crown, while the invisible area is called the root. In addition, the outermost layer of our teeth is the enamel layer, under which there is a region called dentin. In the lower part of the outer layers of our teeth, called enamel and dentin, there is pulp known as the dental nerve in the form of soft connective tissue. The pulp is the structure that nourishes and develops the tooth. When the tooth has developed adequately, the nerve of the tooth feels the pain like a stimulant, and reports that the tooth is damaged or infected. At this point, endodontics is a branch of dentistry that performs treatment for the recovery of the diseased tooth by examining and evaluating the diseases that have descended to the dental nerve. This treatment is performed by specialist dentists called Endodontists.
As we mentioned at the beginning, root canal treatment is performed by a specialist dentist, an endodontist. The time of the treatment is determined by the damage to the tooth.
Although there are many reasons that require root canal treatment, since root canal treatment is the last treatment to be preferred in caries treatment, it should be decided by the endodontist whether this treatment is needed or not. What kinds of patients are treated with root canal treatment? At what stage should root canal treatment be done? The general answers to the questions are available in the following order:
There are many points to be considered by the patients before and during the root canal treatment procedures to be performed by the endodontist. These are generally:
What should be considered after root canal treatment is a curious issue in the minds of patients. It is much more important for patients after root canal treatment. After root canal treatment, complaints such as pain, swelling, pain when pressure is applied on the tooth, tooth discoloration, tooth breakage, temporary filling, and tooth decay can be seen. Followings are the points recommended by dentists after dental root canal treatment and being considered by patients:
The number of sessions varies according to the condition of the tooth to be treated. Root canal treatment can be completed in 30 minutes, or it can take several months. The fact that the tooth is single or multi-rooted also affects the number of sessions. If a single rooted tooth is not complicated, it can be finished in one session, while the treatment of a tooth with more than one root may take 2-3 sessions. In the case of a difficult infection in the tooth area, the duration of root canal treatment is prolonged, as drug therapy and dressing will be applied for the treatment of this infection.
It is not possible to say anything clear about the dental canal treatment price schedule. Prices declared in some virtual environments can also mislead patients with certainty. Since root canal treatment will vary according to the patient's condition, it is a personal treatment method, and therefore root canal treatment prices are also different. However, a net price can be given after a preliminary examination by the dentist. In the tariff published by the Turkish Dentists Association, which is taken as a basis when determining the root canal treatment prices, there are non-binding base prices, such as root canal treatment price 2021 - root canal treatment price 2022. The quality of the service provided and the materials used is also an important detail in determining the price. While determining the dental canal treatment prices, whether the caries are heavy or not, therefore the number of sessions has increased, there will be differences in the number of canals and tooth roots, which tooth will be treated (incisors, premolars and molars), and the experience of the endodontist who will do the treatment are important factors.
After a successful treatment by an endodontist and oral care, in accordance with the recommendations, the tooth that has had root canal treatment will be able to use it for life. In root canal treatment, the tooth is weakened because the pulp, also known as the dental nerve or dental pulp, is removed. Fracture and cracking can be seen in the weak tooth. To prevent this, care should be taken while using the treated tooth. The tooth should not be forced when eating hard-shelled foods.
During root canal treatment, the area to be treated is locally anesthetized. Therefore, pain and suffering are not felt. If there is a numbness problem in extremely painful or heavily infected teeth, in such cases, treatment is performed by the dentist using other numbing methods.