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Endodontics - root canal treatment
Endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) involves treating diseases of the dental pulp, which consists of nerves and blood vessels keeping the tooth alive. This treatment is frequently the only way to save a tooth. It's relatively time-consuming, but allows to avoid tooth extraction, which should always be considered the last resort. The benefits of preserving a tooth are great. Proper hygiene and check-ups allow one to enjoy a natural smile for a long time - without the need for dental prosthetics or implant prosthetics.
What does root canal treatment involve?
Many people associate root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) with an unpleasant experience; however, it is necessary to save a tooth with an advanced carious lesion extending to the dental pulp (the root). The infected pulp is removed from the pulp chamber and root canals. The canals are mechanically widened, disinfected and then tightly filled with gutta-percha. This treatment is performed under anaesthesia. Therefore, the procedure is completely painless. Endodontic treatment is applied not only due to advanced caries but also in the case of a broken tooth or other mechanical trauma. Extensive experience and precision of our doctors as well as the access to the state-of-the-art equipment (such as the microscope, ultrasonic instruments) enable us to deal with the most severe cases. Root canals are accurately cleaned, disinfected and filled, which will allow you to enjoy a full and healthy smile for a long time.
Microscope at the dental practice
Dentistry is heading towards the direction of saving as much tooth tissue as possible. There is also a growing awareness among patients that it is much better to preserve their own teeth for as long as possible and not replace them with prosthetic restorations. Unfortunately, most people who come to our practice with a toothache already require root canal treatment. In the past, a very damaged or painful tooth was usually removed. Today, the chances of saving it have increased due to new technologies and materials. A surgical microscope is a truly invaluable device in endodontic treatment. It's hard to imagine a modern dental practice without it. The magnified vision provided by the microscope enables the doctor to work very precisely in a small operative field - for instance, of a size of 1 mm².
Root canal treatment only with the use of a dental dam
Root canal treatment is always performed using the dental dam at our practice. It is a rubber sheet which isolates the operative field. The dental dam is placed on a tooth and held in place by a clamp until the end of the procedure. Firstly, it provides perfect isolation of the tooth from saliva, which is the enemy during dental procedures. Secondly, it reduces the need to use and constantly replace lignin rolls. Moreover, the dental dam prevents the patient from accidental swallowing or aspiration of dental instruments into the airways. It protects gums and mucosa from irritation by the agents used in the procedure. It significantly reduces the duration of the procedure, and its placing and presence don't result in any pain or breathing difficulties.
What are the advantages of treatment under the microscope?
The microscope at our practice results in even more precise and effective treatment. Are you curious about other advantages?
- Reduced duration of the procedure - the possibility of a single-visit treatment.
- Improved visibility of the operative field.
- Accessory, hidden, or inaccessible canals are easier to locate.
- Precise repeated root canal treatment, enabling the correction of mistakes and imperfections of the previous treatment.
- Removal of root inlays from canals.
- Unblocking of obliterated or constricted canals.
- Removal of broken and left instruments from the canal.
- Treatment of periapical inflammatory lesions.
- Diagnosis of fractures inside the tooth root or pulp chamber.
The modern endodontics at our practice means:
1. Specialists with extensive experience
2. State-of-the-art equipment and instruments
3. Treatment during a single appointment
4. Comfort of our patients