Root Canal Treatment

When is a root canal treatment necessary

There are a number of situations in which the dentist decides to perform a root canal treatment. For example with:

  • severe tooth or toothache
  • dying of the nerve by caries (hole)
  • a filling that is too deep at the root canal
  • preparation for a roof prosthesis

Are you suffering from inflamed gums or severe toothache?

You have living tooth tissue around your tooth or molar. Your tooth tissue can become inflamed by plaque / plaque, tartar or bacteria that accumulate around the tooth and molar. This happens with insufficient oral hygiene, but also with diabetes, pregnancy or the use of certain medications and facial products. Because the bacteria affect the gums, pockets are created. The gums then withdraw and die.

The development of pockets gives you more chance of inflamed gums. You notice that because the gums around the tooth or molar are redder than the pink color of your gums.

Two forms of gum disease

You can distinguish gum disease in two forms, namely gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the light form and periodontitis the advanced form of gum disease. Gingivitis can usually be treated by the dental hygienist or prevention assistant. Periodontitis will cause a throbbing pain. In this case the nerve is considerably affected and inflamed and there is a danger of maintaining the tooth. This is called a root canal inflammation. In these situations it is best to contact Dentalzorg immediately.

What happens during a root canal treatment?

A diagnosis is made by means of X-rays. In most cases, root canal treatment is started immediately after this diagnosis. On the basis of the diagnosis, the dentist will determine which treatment he / she will apply. In almost all cases, the dentist first removes the inflamed tooth tissue. Is the root tip inflamed? Then the root canals must be cleaned. Inflamed tooth tissue and root no longer heals. That is why it is important to remove all residues and the nerve. Your dentist will drill a hole in the tooth or choose to access the root. The root canal is then completely cleaned with small files. In the case of a molar, several root canals are cleaned. X-rays also determine how deep the root canals are.

After filing, the channels are rinsed clean with a disinfecting liquid to make sure no inflammations will occur in the future

If all channels are clean, they are filled with gutta percha, which is a filling material. This ensures that the bacteria can no longer cause damage. Finally, the tooth or molar still needs to be filled and, if necessary, built up by means of a root pin for better carrying capacity.

Sometimes the tooth or molar is weakened by the tooth decay, but also by the treatment, such that a crown has to be made. That way the tooth or molar can last for a very long time.

Pain after root canal treatment

After the treatment, cleaning and disinfection of the root canals and pressing of the filling you may experience post-pain or slight irritation. Treatment has a major impact on your nervous system and on your teeth. The post-pain is often present during the first two days. With an extensive treatment, the post-pain can unfortunately take longer.

In some cases it may take a few weeks for the symptoms to disappear. You can suppress the pain with a good painkiller (ibuprofen or paracetamol). In some cases it may take a few weeks for the symptoms to disappear. Does the pain persist? Then call Dentalzorg. If necessary, the dentist will provide a script.

Fear of root canal treatment? dentalzorg is happy to help you!

We can imagine that you are avoiding root canal treatment and the fear of the unknown. You may find it very exciting, perhaps too exciting. At Dentalzorg you can undergo the treatment with confidence. Our dentists are skilled, competent and have a lot of experience with anxiety patients. They will do everything in their power to remove the anxiety from you and to make the treatment as painless as possible. Experience shows that most patients find the treatment and the pain very bad.

For more information you can always call us. We are happy to help you identify the costs and what your own contribution might be. Please note, with treatment that falls under ‘periodontology’ you will always have to contact your health insurance company first to be sure that you will be reimbursed.

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