happens when the pulp is infected?
pulp is a soft tissue that contains blood vessels, blood cells and connective
tissues. The pulp will die when it is damaged and infected and cannot heal
itself. Dead pulp is most often caused by deep dentin decay or a broken tooth.
In both cases the microbe reaches the pulp and causes infection. If this
infection is untreated inflammatory abscesses form at the root tips and
jawbone. These abscesses can fester and destroy the bone around the tooth.
I understand I need root canal treatment?
the teeth, long-lasting sensitivity to hot or cold, pain when touched or during
chewing, change in tooth color, or swelling and abscess formation means you
might need root canal treatment.
there be pain after canal treatment?
Since the pulp is removed from the canal cold-hot stimulants won’t trigger
pain. However, in the first few days following the treatment, especially in
inflamed teeth, you might have mild pain during chewing. How can
root canal treatment save teeth?
the inflammatory or infected tooth pulp is removed, canals in the root are
cleaned and expanded. The dentist disinfects the area to be treated and fills
the empty canals with a leak-proof seal. After the canal treatment is finished,
the normal filling, inlay-onlay filling or crowns are done.
canal treatment a painful procedure?
to today's technology, root canal treatment is a painless process with local
teeth with large abscess or lesions at the root tip heal? After
proper endodontic treatment, teeth with abscess or lesions may also heal.
the duration of root canal treatment? Nowadays
canal treatment can be completed in one session. The average duration of the
session is 40 - 60 minutes. If the tooth has chronic inflammation (periapical
lesions), fistula pathway, or abscess pulp tissue (pulp necrosis) the treatment
is completed in 2 sessions.
root canal treatment be repeated? What is the success rate of this process?
treatment is a process that can be repeated. The success of treatment depends
on the skills, knowledge and equipment of the endodontist. The process, called
retreatment, is a more complex process than the first time. Before retreatment,
the possibilities are explained in detail. Complications that might have occurred
during the first time may not allow the treatment to be renewed.