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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is one of the most important branches of dentistry, because it has an important role in preserving teeth affected by severe decay that has reached its depths.

The action of dentists during the treatment of the roots of the teeth is based on the treatment of dental diseases, and the solution of problems affecting the pulp of the teeth or the internal parts of them.

Root canal treatment in Turkey

What is meant by endodontists in Turkey:

  • Endodontic treatment, otherwise known as root canal treatment
  • Re-treatment of endodontics, which may be similar to the initial treatment, and may develop into surgical treatments sometimes, depending on the condition of the affected tooth.
  • Oral and dental surgery
  • Treating cracked or broken teeth

What is a dental root canal?

Before getting acquainted with the stages of root canal treatment, we must understand the formation of the tooth and its anatomy in an easy way, as the teeth consist of multiple layers, which are:

Tooth enamel

Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. It is an impermeable outer layer that is resistant to abrasion. It forms an impenetrable barrier that protects the teeth from external influences, physical, chemical and thermal, that harm the vital tissues present in the core of the teeth.

Dentin layer

Dentin is the main structure of the teeth, and it is the second hardest tissue in the body after enamel, and its main function is to support the structure of the enamel.

The dentin helps absorb the pressure when eating, as well as transmitting impulses and signals from the enamel to the pulp.

Dental pulp

A soft, fragile layer in the center of the tooth, consisting of soft tissues that contain nerves and blood vessels. The pulp helps maintain the vitality of the dentin layer, providing it with the necessary nutrients through the vessels.

When this layer is exposed to decay, the tissues and nerves in it are affected, which requires appropriate treatment that is compatible with this advanced stage of decay.

On the other hand, treatment of the roots of the teeth is very necessary, as the pulp of the teeth may be affected by decay, and it may be harmed by exposure to external influences, as in cases of cracked or broken teeth, and this treatment is what we focus on in this article.

At Opal Dental Clinics, we offer the best services and the best prices in the field of root canal treatment in Turkey.

When should you visit a dentist who specializes in treating the roots of teeth?

Endodontic treatment is necessary if the pulp of the tooth is inflamed or infected, and then a visit to the dentist is required to treat the infection.

What are the causes of pulpitis? What is the cause of tooth root erosion?

Which causes inflammation of the pulp of the tooth, and erosion of the roots of the teeth, as follows:

  • Deep caries
  • Frequent dental procedures
  • fracture or crack in the tooth

If left untreated, pulpitis or infection can lead to severe pain and possibly even an abscess around the tooth! The question that comes to mind here is: How do you know that the decay has reached the root of the tooth? How do you know that you have an infection in your teeth? What are the accompanying symptoms?

Symptoms of endodontic inflammation

The above conditions may lead to a number of symptoms, including:

  • Toothache, which may be sharp and sudden when touching the affected tooth
  • Pain in the facial and maxillofacial bones
  • Change in the color of the teeth
  • Sensitivity to temperature when eating hot and cold foods
  • Swelling and redness of the gums surrounding the infected tooth

How is the process of treating the roots of the teeth is done?

The root canal treatment process goes through several stages, namely:

First – Diagnosis of the infected root

The dentist begins with a dental examination, assesses the condition of the affected tooth, and may need a full dental x-ray, and may need a partial image of the affected tooth.

Second – Getting rid of the damaged pulp

The dentist empties the roots of the rotten teeth from the affected pulp, opens a small hole at the top of the tooth, then cleans the root canals completely from bacteria, and the use of sterile medicines here is an available option, of great importance, to ensure complete sterilization.

Third – Replacing the damaged pulp and fill the root canal

The dentist refills the sterile root canal with replacement filling material, seals it with adhesive to seal it and protects the root canal from bacteria, and then places a temporary filling over the hole he made in the upper part of the tooth.

Fourth – Finishing the restoration and restoring the function of the tooth

The dentist makes an appointment with the patient within several weeks to remove the temporary filling and replace it with a permanent one.

However, this treatment may not be sufficient in cases of severe damage to the teeth. In such cases, the installation of crowns is a must-have solution to compensate for the eroded tooth structure, so that the tooth returns as strong as it was.

The doctors and technicians at Opal Dental Clinics are happy to provide you with all the services you need for root canal treatment in Turkey.

What are the side effects of root canal treatment?

They are not side effects in the literal sense, but rather difficulties, bearing in mind that the purpose of treatment is to preserve the affected tooth after the infection has penetrated to its depths.

This includes the difficulty of removing the entire affected pulp with the presence of tiny side canals, with the accompanying spread of infection, and some infections and diseases may be chronic.

In addition to an aspect no less dangerous than the previous one, which is the development of an abscess at the root of the tooth, if some canals remain infected, or antibiotics are not effective.

Is it possible to treat inflammation of the roots of the teeth through herbs?

It is not possible to treat the roots through herbs, but some of them can be used to relieve toothache and reduce the inflammation associated with it, and the herbs used in this are: cloves, ginger and turmeric.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Before starting treatment, the dentist applies local anesthesia in the damaged root area, which greatly reduces the pain of cleaning and filling, and some people may feel some pain after treatment, but it is often mild and goes away after a short period.

How long does tooth root treatment take? How many treatment sessions?

The number of sessions required for treatment ranges from 1 to 3 sessions, and one session takes one to two hours, depending on:

  • The location of the infected tooth. Some teeth consist of several roots, and work must be done on each of them
  • The extent of damage to the tooth
  • The number of infected teeth

What is the price of root canal treatment in Turkey?

Root canal treatment prices in Turkey vary from one tooth to another. The cost of treating the front tooth is different from the cost of treating the back molars, and treatment prices start from $75.

At Opal Dental Clinics, we offer free consultations in root canal treatment in Turkey, and we are happy to provide you with the appropriate services during your stay in Turkey, starting from receiving you at the airport to providing a hotel reservation that suits your wishes.

Contact us now and book your appointment.

Edited by: Opal Dental Clinics©


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