What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is the removal of the small, thread-shaped tissue in the center of the tooth, namely the pulp (pulp). When damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is first cleaned and then shaped and refilled in tooth format. With this procedure, the root canal is closed. Diseased or damaged teeth had to be extracted for many years, but today, even teeth that can be lost with root canal treatment can be saved. While performing root canal treatment, it can be a great advantage for dentists to be experts in this field and practice in order to prevent the patient from being adversely affected in the shortest time by performing the procedures quickly. In our Golden Smile Polyclinic, we only have specialist dentists who perform root canal treatment.

The most important reasons are:

broken tooth,
deepening bruise,
Tooth damage caused by past or recent blows to the tooth.
When a tooth becomes infected or dies, if left untreated, pus can build up at the root of the tooth and form an abscess in the jawbone. An abscess can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth, causing pain.

How is root treatment done?

Treatment consists of several steps, which may require more than one session depending on the situation. These steps are:

First, a hole is drilled behind the front tooth or in the crowns of the molars or premolars.
After the diseased pulp is removed (pulpectomy), the pulp cavity and root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped for canal filling.
If more than one session is needed, a temporary filling is applied to the hole in the crown to protect the tooth between sessions.
The temporary filling is then removed and the pulp cavity and canal are permanently filled. A conical, rubbery material called gutta-percha is placed in each of the channels and is usually held in place with cement (adhesive). Sometimes a metal or plastic rod can be placed inside the channel for structural support.
In the final stage, a crown is placed on the tooth to restore its natural appearance and shape. If the tooth is broken, post-application may be necessary to repair the tooth before the crown is placed.

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