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Root Canal Treatment

Treatment Description:

root canal treatmentWhat is Root Canal Treatment?

Endodontics or Root Canal Treatment is the branch of dentistry dealing with treatment of diseases of pulp and the complications associated with them. Root Canal Treatment involves removing the infected tissue inside the tooth, cleaning the canal, its disinfecting and filling with relevant materials.

What is Root Canal Treatment under a microscope?

From the patient's perspective the treatment under a microscope does not differ much from the typical Root Canal Treatment. After securing the patient with cofferdam (piece of rubber isolating the tooth from the mouth), the doctor opens the tooth to gain access to the canals. The microscope is placed on a special arm just above the head of the patient and provides insight into the tooth. The enlargement up to 25 times guarantees maximum precision and greatly increases the effectiveness of the treatment.




What is Endodontic Retreatment?

Most teeth which were properly Root Canal Treated can survive as long as natural teeth. However, in some cases, despite Root Canal Treatment the disease process progresses. Sometimes after a few months and even years after completion of endodontic treatment the tooth may start to hurt. If the first Root Canal Treatment has failed or there are additional complications you have a second chance. Repeated Root Canal Treatment in Budapest can save your tooth.

When does my tooth require Endodontic Retreatment?

During Root Canal Treatment, as with any medical procedure, there may be complications.

The cause of failure can be:

- narrow or curved canals that were not cured initially
- additional canals that were not found initially
- broken endodontic instruments that prevent clearing the canal
- perforations of the chamber or the tooth root

In other cases, the new problem can occur in the tooth that was properly cured, eg:

- new decay can expose the filled canal and lead to bacterial superinfection
- rupture or fracture of crown or filling can also cause a superinfection
- re-infection could spread from the root of the adjacent tooth or teeth

Why does my tooth need the Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment is necessary when inflammation or infection of the pulp occurs. Causes of dental pulp inflammation or infection may be different: deep decay, repeated treatments performed on the tooth and the tooth crack or fracture. Sometimes a tooth injury can damage the tooth pulp, even if there are no visible cracks or fragments. If you do not treat the infected pulp, it can lead to severe pain, and produce an abscess.

How do I know that my tooth requires the Root Canal Treatment?

Teeth requiring Root Canal Treatment can cause a dull or sharp pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat and cold, tooth pain while touching and chewing, tooth discoloration, enlarged lymph nodes and their sensitivity, and swelling and tenderness of the adjacent tooth tissues. Sometimes, there are no symptoms, and the patient is informed about the ongoing process of a disease during dental consultation.

How does the Root Canal Treatment look like?

Your dentist will remove the infected or inflamed pulp, carefully clean and extend the center of the canal, disinfect it using special substances, and eventually tightly fill the canal with a suitable material. After filling in the tooth canal, the tooth is closed with a composite material (dental filling) or rebuilt prosthetically (porcelain crown Budapest) to restore the tooth to full functionality.

Is the Root Canal Treatment painful?

Many endodontic procedures are performed under local anesthesia. With modern treatment techniques and anesthetics, most patients report no discomfort during the procedure. However immediately after the treatment and for several consecutive days, the tooth may be more sensitive. The symptoms can be eased with specialized painkillers available on the market. Our doctors will inform you what to use.

After Treatment:

You should not bite or chew hard stuff on the side that was treated endodontically, until the time when the crown of the tooth is rebuilt. Not restored tooth is susceptible to cracking and should be rebuilt as soon as possible. Besides, Root Canal Treated tooth must be taken care of in the same way as the other teeth: daily brushing, interdental flossing, regular and professional cleaning.