Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal treatment, is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure , the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Endodontic treatment is performed with local anesthesia, painless while the patient feels calm and comfortable. Modern treatment equipment such as endodontic motor, apex locator and digital xrays are used for treatment. Treatment usually requires 1-2 sessions to complete. However, in “advanced” conditions, removal of the infection may require further treatment with a surgical approach (root apex resection).
Once the inside of the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned and sealed it is necessary to make a restoration, such as a crown or onlay, placed on the treated tooth so that the mouth can be fully functional in speech and chewing and of course to protect the tooth from any fracture or break. After all, the endodontic tooth is “weak” and can be broken during chewing so in some cases in addition to its restoration, it is reinforced with a stift when is necessary.
In our clinic we also take over retreatment of root canal treatments which has a result of keeping teeth that were condemned to be extracted.
The monitoring of endodontic treated teeth with xrays and clinical examinations at 3, 6 and 12 months to confirm the process of healing is extremely important.