Root canal treatment – Endodontics
Root canal treatment is often associated with a painful and unpleasant procedure. At DENTestetica, we know it doesn’t have to be like that. Thanks to our qualified specialists and modern techniques, endodontic treatment is quick, thorough, painless, and, most importantly, effective.
What is root canal treatment?
Endodontic treatment (also called root canal treatment) involves removing the diseased and irreversibly altered pulp from the inside of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the pulp cavity and root canals, and then filling them with permanent medicinal and stabilizing material. The purpose of root canal treatment is to remove the source of infection and prevent it from recurring.
Painless root canal treatment
Inflammation of the pulp, which is the primary indication for endodontic (root canal) treatment, is manifested by severe pain, hypersensitivity to heat and cold, and increasing swelling. For these reasons, patients have a lot of concerns about undergoing treatment, especially if they had unpleasant dental experiences in the past.
Thanks to the state-of-the-art equipment and anesthesia techniques used at DENTestetica, root canal treatment is totally pain-free. Depending on the specific character of each case, the procedures performed by an endodontist may involve computer-controlled anesthesia, inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) or sedoanalgesia monitored by an anaesthetist.
How long does root canal treatment take?
Three-dimensional visualization of the treated tooth using computerized microtomography enables making a quick and accurate diagnosis of inflammations in teeth and jaw bones. Once we have a complete picture of the lesions, we are able to perform endodontic treatment often during a single appointment.
The duration and number of appointments depend on the severity of the inflammation and the potential difficulty in opening the root canal. More demanding cases, such as broken pieces of dental tools stuck inside the canal or old and very hard fillings, will probably require two visits, each lasting from 1.5 to 2 hours. In the primary treatment of a tooth with previously untreated root canal, one session lasting from 45 minutes to 1 hour is usually enough.
Microscopic endodontics – root canal treatment using a microscope
Thanks to the use of a microscope, the endodontist can see anatomical anomalies, artificial obstacles in the root canals and the effects of complications resulting from earlier treatments (perforations, resorption, etc.). At DENTestetica, we routinely use operational microscopes that allow us to achieve perfection in the technique of unblocking and filling root canals. Working on magnified images and with the use of the latest computer-controlled root canal preparation systems enables the successful treatment of most teeth previously qualified for extraction.
Highly qualified medical staff
In addition to the use of modern equipment, such as microscopes, what is crucial for achieving positive results in root canal treatment is also the doctor’s experience. By making a decision to undergo the treatment in our clinic, you can be sure that the procedure will be performed by a specialist with the highest qualifications.
The team at DENTestetica Kraków includes three endodontists with many years of experience and two physicians in training. Some of our doctors train dentists in modern endodontic techniques all over the world and one is the author of an original system for removing broken dental tools and rinsing root canals.
Is it worth undergoing a root canal treatment?
Patients often face the dilemma: is it better to undergo a root canal (endodontic) treatment or simply have the tooth removed? As specialists with many years of experience, we have only one answer to this – UNDERGO TREATMENT. The treatment makes it possible to save the tooth and it is always a better decision, both for medical and financial reasons. Tooth extraction involves a series of side effects, such as bone atrophy, a change in the arrangement of teeth, and the necessity to replace the missing tooth with an implant or a bridge, and later in life with a denture. A tooth that has undergone successful root canal treatment will function for many years and will help avoid the unpleasant complications. Thanks to the use of appropriate tools and methods of anesthesia at DENTestetica Kraków, the endodontic treatment is performed quickly and painlessly.