Endodontics is the branch of science that deals with the diseases and treatment of the pulp layer of the tooth (the inner layer of the tooth where nerves and other vascular formations are located). The basic treatment of the endodontics department is root canal treatment.
Physicians who specialize in or have a doctorate in endodontics are called endodontists or endodontics specialists. Dentists who are accepted to the department of endodontics by taking the exam after undergraduate education receive the title of endodontist or endodontic doctor after approximately 3-4 years of education.
The first priority of dentists is to treat the patient's tooth before it is extracted. Endodontic treatments also serve this purpose. These endodontic treatments, which require very meticulous work in an extremely limited area, are completed in the best way by endodontists.
When we examine the tooth anatomy, there is the outermost enamel and the hard layers underneath it, which we call dentin. Under these layers is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue that contribute to the development of the tooth. A tooth that has completed its root development continues to function without this tissue because the tooth continues to be supported by the tissues surrounding it.
Irreversible deterioration in the circulatory network of the tooth may occur due to reasons such as caries, trauma, and gum diseases. In order to prevent inflammation or infection, infection developing in the tooth can be prevented by removing the pulp both mechanically with Endodontics (Root Root Treatment) and chemically with disinfectants used. You can have your root canal treatment performed by endodontists at our Endodontics Ankara clinic.
Endodontic treatment is a way to keep your tooth in the mouth and continue its functions when necessary. After root canal treatment, you may not smile the same way and your tooth will continue to have chewing functions.
With root canal treatment, your natural tooth is preserved and many advantages are provided, such as effective chewing, feeling chewing forces, natural appearance and ensuring intra-oral balance.
While performing Endodontics (Canal Treatment); As with filling, extraction and many other dental treatments, your tooth is anesthetized with local anesthesia. Since root canal treatment is directly related to the nerve tissue of the tooth, if you have sensitivity during the treatment, it will be supported by an additional dose of anesthesia.
Ensuring your comfort is very important for the physician to continue his procedure. Therefore, you are not expected to feel anything different from other treatment procedures. Only the long treatment process and leaving your mouth open for a long time may make you uncomfortable.
Here are a few symptoms that mean you may need endodontic treatment: Severe pain during chewing and biting, a swelling spreading towards the tooth root or the presence of an area with acne-like pus flow on the gum, prolonged sensitivity after a cold or hot stimulus, deep decay may be a sign of root canal treatment. However, it is best to visit your dentist every 6 months and have check-ups without waiting for these symptoms. In this way, some problems can be diagnosed early and you can have an easier treatment process.
After Endodontics (Root Root Canal Treatment),you will remain numb for approximately 2 to 4 hours, but this does not prevent you from going to school or work. It is only harmful to eat or drink as long as the drowsiness continues. After the numbness wears off, you may have sensitivity in the area where the treatment was performed.
You can use an anti-inflammatory pain reliever recommended by your doctor. After root canal treatment, you may experience sensitivity, especially for two or three days. The sensitivity will disappear completely within 10-15 days and your tooth will return to its normal function. Be sure to follow the advice your doctor recommends depending on the condition of your teeth.
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