Saving your natural tooth
Your dentist may suggest root canal treatment if there is inflammation or infection inside one of your teeth. They will clean and fill inside the tooth to prevent further damage or infection. Root canal treatment can save your tooth from having to be taken out.
What is a root canal? / Root canal treatment procedure
Learn about this comfortable procedure that can relieve your pain and save your natural tooth.
Your teeth have ‘roots’ that anchor them into your jawbone. Inside each of your teeth, there is a mixture of blood vessels and nerves called the pulp. Pulp sits inside a space called the pulp chamber and this extends down into the roots of the tooth. The pulp chamber within the root is called the root canal.
Inside the hard tissue of the tooth, there is a small chamber that gives life to the tooth with blood vessels and nerves (pulp) entering from the end of the root. This structure, which allows the teeth to grow and maintain, serves as an alarm when decay occurs. Early untreated tooth decay progresses to the pulp and causes severe pain and percussion sensitivity, causing changes in inflammation. In the next stage, the bacteria secrete acids that kill the pulp. In this way, the toxins (poisons) infiltrate from the root tip and spread to the jaw bone. Inflammation of the jaw bone causes loss of teeth and damage to surrounding tissues. To prevent this, the tooth can be saved by removing the diseased pulp tissue to protect the female and surrounding tissues. After the pulp tissue is cleaned under anesthesia, the canals are expanded and disinfected. After all these operations, the pulp chamber is filled with special substances up to the root end. Sodium hypochlorite is not expensive. Thus, it is widely used in root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment pain level / Does root canal treatment hurt?
Contrary to popular belief, these procedures are painless and the treated tooth remains in the mouth for many years. So many teeth are saved and treated this way each year by relieving pain and making your teeth healthy again. There are no side effects after root canal treatment or there are no severe complications during root canal treatment.
Why might I need root canal treatment?
When your tooth is damaged bacteria can get inside it. Irritation, discomfort, and swelling are caused by this. This can spread through the pulp inside the root canal if the pulp within the tooth becomes infected. Through extracting the infected pulp and treating the infection, the aim of root canal treatment is to prevent your tooth from being taken out.
How expensive is root canal treatment in Turkey?
It is a less expensive choice than having a tooth removed or replaced. Turkey has the most educated and experienced dental teams. The average price for Turkey is $150 per tooth but it varies according to the region you will choose to go. You can check ‘how much teeth root canal treatment cost in your country?’ and compare tooth root canal prices on Dentist Travel Turkey website.
Why is root canal treatment is necessary?
You may need root canal treatment for a number of reasons including below and ask yourself ‘why do I need root canal treatment?’:
Severe tooth decay
Repeated dental treatment on the tooth
A cracked tooth
A broken crown
Cracked or loose fillings
Root canal treatment for sensitive teeth
An injury, such as a blow to your mouth
Preparing for root canal treatment steps
First stages of root canal treatment: at stage 1, You will be checked by your dentist and asked about your symptoms, including any discomfort you have. You will also be asked about your medical history and any prior care you have received for your teeth. Stage 2, an X-ray of your tooth will be taken by your dentist. This will help to demonstrate which tooth is causing care for your pain and needs, and how far any infection has spread.
How long does root canal treatment take?
The time required for root canal treatment is not very long. Although some root canal treatments can be completed within one appointment, most are done over two or more sessions with your dentist. Usually, root canal therapy is performed under local anesthetic. This completely blocks pain from the region of your tooth and jaw, and during the operation, you will stay awake. Besides, root canal treatment can be performed during chemotherapy.
What to expect afterward
Success after almost all root canal treatments and no toothache after your root canal treatment. It can take several hours before the sensation returns to your jaw and face following a local anaesthetic. Take extra care that the area does not bump or knock. After the anaesthetic wears off and pain 3 days after root canal treatment, you may need pain medication to deal with any discomfort about post root canal treatment complications but %95 there is no severe pain after root canal treatment. You can take painkillers such as paracetamol that are over-the-counter.
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