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Root canal treatment Turkey

Root canal treatment is a procedure performed to save a tooth that is highly decayed and inflamed with microorganisms. Starting endodontic treatment early is important for tooth recovery. As a result of neglecting the tooth, the infection may spread to the surrounding tissues and the tooth may be lost.

What is root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is the treatment and recovery of a damaged and infected tooth. In other words, root canal treatment is a procedure to avoid losing a tooth. Loss of a tooth causes melting and weakening of the jawbone. In addition, the patient is negatively affected aesthetically, socially and psychologically. Root canal treatment, which is done to eliminate these problems, is the process of cleaning the caries caused by the infection that reaches the pulp of the tooth and the canals at the root of the tooth, cleaning the canals and then filling the canal in a way that does not leak.

Do root canals hurt?

Is there pain after root canal? There is no need to worry about the root canal treatment causing pain. Since the mouth is anesthetized with local anesthesia before root canal treatment, there is no pain. In cases where the dental nerve is completely dead, even anesthetizing is not needed, most dentists prefer anesthesia to relax the patient and relieve their anxiety. For this reason, pain is not felt during root canal treatment. The pain that may be seen due to the fact that the numbing process is not done well and the patient's pain threshold is low, is relieved with the support of extra anesthesia. Will there be pain after root canal treatment? If there is pain or infection in the related tooth before the root canal therapy, it is normal to feel a slight pain after the application, especially in situations where pressure is placed on the tooth, such as chewing. These pains, which can be reduced with painkillers, disappear within a few days. However, a situation where the pain does not go away and increases gradually can be a signal of an unsuccessful operation. In such cases where the pain is constant, it is necessary to consult a dentist without wasting time.

How are root canal treatment and root canal filling done?

Root canal treatment is an endodontic application performed by an endodontist. We often come across the question of what is an endodontist. Today, it is the name given to the physicians of endodontic, which is especially known for root canal treatment. So what are the stages of root canal treatment?

  • X-ray: The first step in root canal treatment is to take an X-ray to see the condition of the canals in the root of the tooth and to determine whether the infection has spread to the surrounding bone.
  • Anesthetizing: Regional numbing is performed to ensure that you do not suffer from pain.
  • The inside of the tooth is cleaned: The bruises in the bone and tooth fractures, if any, are cleaned. A hole is made at the very bottom of the tooth to reach the infection site.
  • The root canal is widened: In order to perform the treatment, the canal widening, called canal filing, is performed with a small tool like a rasp, and the canals are reached to the tip of the root.
  • Useless tissues are removed: The pulp called dental pulp, damaged tooth nerve and infection residues in this area are removed. At regular intervals, the inside of the tooth is washed with water or sodium hypochlorite (not capping). It is the most important part among the root canal treatment stages.
  • If the procedure will be prolonged, temporary filling can be done: In case the root canal treatment cannot be completed on the same day, if the root canal treatment is not completed on the same day so that it is not filled with saliva and food residues, this cavity in the canal is closed with a temporary filling so that residues such as saliva and food do not fill.
  • Permanent root canal filling is done: After the canals are filled, the tooth cavity is filled with filling and the treatment is completed.
  • How many sessions does root canal treatment take? Root canal treatment is performed in a single session or in 2 sessions, depending on the destruction of the tooth. In cases where the infection in the tooth is too much and the infection spreads, the number of sessions may increase to 3.
  • In which cases is root canal treatment performed?

    There are many situations that require root canal treatment. If you have a decayed tooth, it is your dentist who will decide whether this tooth requires root canal treatment. So which teeth are root canal treatment and at what stage is root canal treatment done?

  • Tooth decays reaching the dental nerves
  • The nerve is exposed by damage due to blows to the tooth and the tooth loses its vitality.
  • Continuation of caries under the tooth as a result of unsuccessful filling treatments
  • The sensitivity and pain in the tooth does not go away despite the filling treatment in case the caries approaches the nerves.
  • Persistent sensitivity and pain due to excessive thinning of the surface of the tooth during the dental veneer process.
  • Tooth nerve damage due to behavioral disorders such as teeth grinding and clenching.
  • Loss of vitality of teeth due to damage to adjacent teeth during removal of large cysts or extraction of wisdom teeth
  • Loss of function of dental nerves due to advanced gum diseases
  • Re-occurrence of infection in and around the tooth due to previous but unsuccessful root canal treatments
  • Presence of crooked teeth (popularly known as crooked teeth)

  • Symptoms/complaints that require dental root canal treatment can be listed as follows:

  • Very deep bruises,
  • Throbbing pains that cannot be relieved even with painkillers that increase at night,
  • Severe persistent sensitivity to cold and heat,
  • Swelling around the tooth, on the face, sometimes in the lymph nodes near the tooth and on the neck,
  • Darkening of tooth color as a result of infection,
  • Pain when chewing and biting
  • Cracked teeth,
  • In some cases, wounds on the gums.
  • What should be done after root canal treatment?

    The most common complaints after root canal treatment are pain, swelling, pain when pressing on it, discoloration, tooth fracture, temporary filling loss and tooth decay. The questions that patients ask us right after the treatment are when can I eat, when does the numbness go away, when can I brush my teeth, can I drink water. The issues that affect the success of the treatment and what needs to be done after the treatment are explained are listed below.

    If the temporary filling is broken, it should be renewed by the physician.

    Since root canal treatment is usually completed in two or more sessions, temporary fillings or crowns are made to protect the tooth between applications. Breakage of the temporary filling is common. A dentist should be consulted to replace the fallen temporary filling.

    Food should not be consumed until the numbness is over.

    The question of how many hours to eat after root canal treatment is a question that is very curious as well as important. Due to the numbing process performed before the treatment, there is numbness in the teeth, gums, lips and tongue. Nothing should be eaten until the numbness is completely gone. Otherwise, with the effect of numbness, the tongue and lip may be bitten and the mouth area may be injured.

    Painkillers (antibiotics if given) should be used.

    There may be tenderness and pain during chewing. Since the root tip is damaged, the sensitivity when pressed is considered normal. This discomfort can be controlled with painkillers. If the pain is very severe during the bite, if the pain is continuous, if there is throbbing after root canal treatment, if the tooth with root canal treatment becomes inflamed, if there is swelling after root canal treatment, the physician should be informed. In case the dentist recommends the use of antibiotics, even if all signs of infection have disappeared, the drug should be used until the end of the recommended period.

    Routine oral and dental care should be done

    Teeth should be properly brushed at least twice a day. Mouthwash and dental floss should not be forgotten.

    Eating and drinking should be changed temporarily after root canal treatment.

    Not being able to step on the teeth after root canal treatment is one of the most common complaints. Those who have root canal treatment state that the pain increases as they press on the tooth. If the procedure is not completed in a single session, the treated tooth should not be used until the treatment is finished. In order to protect the tooth and keep the temporary filling or crown in place, chewing sticky foods (especially gum) and consuming hard foods (such as nuts, candy) should be avoided. Since there may be sensitivity for a few days, extremely hot and cold foods should not be consumed until the sensitivity subsides.

    How long does root canal treatment take?

    It depends on the condition of the tooth. It may be over in half an hour or it may continue for several months. Teeth with a single root can be finished in a single session. A few sessions are required for root canal treatment for teeth with many roots or fillings. If the infections are intractable and difficult to treat, the treatment period is very long since too many drugs and dressings will be required. Root canal treatment is usually completed in 1-3 sessions of 30-45 minutes.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Root Canal Treatment Istanbul

    How much is root canal treatment cost in Turkey?

    It is difficult to express an exact figure for dental root canal cost. Even the prices given by dental clinics on the internet can be misleading. As with most treatments, root canal treatment is personal. In order to be informed about root canal treatment cost, a dentist should be examined first. You can find out the exact price after evaluating how many teeth will be treated with x-rays, the number of roots of the tooth requiring root canal treatment, the condition of the infection, and whether there is an abscess or cyst. (Apicoectomy could be done after root canal)

    Root canal treatment prices differ for various reasons. Prices usually do not strain patients' budgets. The tariff announced by the Turkish Dental Association includes a single root canal treatment fee and a dental filling price. Since the root canal treatment prices and dental filling prices in the tariff, which will be applied for one year, are base prices, they are not strictly binding. In other words, clinical services and material prices are added to the base price. Dental root canal treatment fee may differ due to the following variables.

  • The condition of the tooth and the difficulty of the treatment are reflected in the price.
  • Conditions such as the level of bruise and whether the bruise reaches the nerve can increase the number of sessions. In some cases, 3 sessions may be required. Due to the increasing number of sessions, the treatment fee will also increase. Molar root canal and root canal front tooth cost differ. Root canal treatment cost for incisors, premolars and molars can be different. Molars have more canals that need to be filled. The price will increase as the number of roots and canals in the tooth increases the workload.

  • Dentist's knowledge and experience can determine the price.
  • There are differences between the experiences of dentists. Not everyone has the same level of theoretical and practical knowledge and experience in root canal treatment. A dentist, that is, an endodontist, who has specialized in the field of endodontics, which includes root canal treatment, may be more successful in root canal treatment. One must look for specialized root canal dentist instead of ‘endodontic near me’. As such, it is normal for a price difference to occur between clinics.

    How long is the life of a tooth treated with root canal?

    How long does a root canal treated tooth last? is one of the most frequently asked questions to us. Depending on the experience of the dentist, the success of the operation, infected root canal, the condition of the tooth, and what the patient does after root canal treatment are decisive in this regard. Root canal treated teeth; Under normal conditions, it carries out its function for many years and contributes to the aesthetic appearance. If oral and dental care is done regularly after a successful root canal treatment, the tooth can be used for life. Of course, the 6-month dental examination should not be neglected.

    Is there pain after root canal?

    Since the nerves of the teeth undergoing root canal treatment are removed, they do not hurt. If the treatment is successful, it is possible to use the root canal treated tooth for years. However, there may be pain depending on the condition of the tooth, dentist or patient. The factors that cause the most pain can be listed as follows.

    • Error in treatment planning,
    • Presence of overlooked duct,
    • Disinfection is not done well,
    • Occurrence of leakage in the fillings,
    • Making the filling or coating high,
    • Onset of decay in another part of the root canal treated tooth

    What happens if root canal treatment is not done?

    If the decay has spread to the root of the tooth, the infection progresses to the pulp and nerves. In this case, these structures lose their function and lose their vitality. If root canal treatment is not performed, the infection can also reach the surrounding tissues and bones. The jawbone becomes inflamed and begins to erode and melt. An abscess is formed in this space. In this case, pain and swelling are inevitable. Even teeth can be lost.

    Does root canal treated tooth decay?

    If the sealing is ensured during the filling of the canals, the root canal treated tooth will not rot. If the filling is leaking, in other words, if the filling in the root canal and the filling in the tooth cavity in the upper region are permeable, the microorganisms and saliva in the mouth will move to the root of the tooth and rot the tooth. Caries may start on the unfilled side of a root canal treated molar tooth. It is possible to see these caries after root canal treatment in individuals with poor oral hygiene. In the presence of caries in the root canal treated tooth, the dentist will make the decision. A new root canal filling can be made, as well as a porcelain veneer.

    In which cases is root canal treatment not performed?

    • If there is a loss of bone or gum tissue around the decayed tooth or around the root
    • If it is not possible to clean the root canal despite all efforts
    • If the main roof of the tooth is not suitable for upper filling, even though the root of the tooth is filled.
    • Vertical fractures in the tooth
    • Persistent inflammation and discharge due to infection

    What should I do if there is pain when pressing on a root canal treated tooth?

    Since the root of the tooth is damaged after root canal treatment, sensitivity is normal when pressed with the teeth. This happens more when eating. If the root canal treatment has been successful, the sensitivity is temporary. If there is pain when pressing on the tooth during or after the treatment, it would be appropriate to contact the dentist.
    Because, depending on the situation, if there is a very severe complaint, the dentist may prefer to perform the root canal treatment again. If the pain caused by pressing on the root canal treated tooth is acceptable by your dentist, you may be offered a pain reliever.

    To find answers to your questions about root canal treatment, you can call our clinic and benefit from our examination service.