Why use root canal treatment?
Cavities and enamel cracks are different factors that can damage the dental pulp. The latter can become infected and cause inflammation. It is in this case that it is necessary to opt for a root canal treatment. Sometimes the dental pulp dies without any infection. However, even in this case, the treatment must be prescribed. Before performing a root canal treatment, dentists will have notably observed the change in the color of the tooth, but also in the appearance of the gums. Using x-rays, they detect the different stigmas at the root of the tooth. Dentists in Turkey are very experts in root canals. They offering the best quality root canal treatment at an affordable price.
Thus, professionals can draw the conclusion that the pulp of the tooth will not be able to survive.
The reasons for doing root canal treatment are:
presence of bacteria and pus in the duct that causes an abscess, nerve of the tooth that has died, nerve in the tooth that is sick enough to hurt extremely badly and is not showing signs of healing.The use of the canal as an anchor in order to place a pivot and a crown. In all of these situations, the solution is to do root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment involves emptying, cleaning, sterilizing, and filling the canal or canals of the tooth. Thus the patient’s dead tooth can be preserved.
What are the prerequisite symptoms for root canal treatment?
Usually, the tooth hurts or has swelled. However, it is possible to have an abscess and decay that killed the nerve and never have had pain.
How do you go about confirming that I need to have a root canal?
Some tests should be done to confirm that the nerve is dead or diseased. A percussion test is performed by knocking lightly on the tooth using the dentist’s small mirror. In case of an abscess, the tooth is much more painful than the others. We also do a cold test.
What does root canal treatment consist of? What are the stages?
Usually, the tooth is anesthetized, although it is possible to proceed without anesthesia when the tooth is completely dead. A small surgical drape is installed on the tooth to isolate it for the work to be done. The goal is to avoid contamination by saliva and not to overflow disinfectants in the mouth.
The top of the tooth is then pierced to reach the pulp chamber (the center of the tooth) where the nerve is located. The tiny duct (s) are cleaned using manual or mechanical instruments (files). Different products are then applied which are used to disinfect the inside of the channels.
In a second step or during the same session, one proceeds to the obturation of the canals in order to avoid the recontamination of the interior of the tooth.
Can we undergo root canal treatment at all ages?
Yes, in children from 3 years old, on primary teeth (milk), root canal treatment is called pulpotomy. It is done in the same session as the filling. It is free with the RAMQ up to the age of 9 inclusive. There is no age limit for doing root canal treatment. It should be noted, however, that the duct calcifies with age, but this rarely causes problems.
Are there alternatives to root canals?
No, once the nerve is dead and contaminated with infection, this is the only way to save the tooth. An antibiotic will treat the infection for only a short period of time (between 10 and 25 days). After this time, the infection will start again and will respond less well or not at all to a new dose of the antibiotic.
Root canal treatment is the only way to cure this infection. Otherwise, tooth extraction is the only alternative. It has its share of subsequent problems.