In modern dentistry, anal root treatment has become one of the most frequently performed procedures. Many of the teeth that until recently qualified for extraction, today we can successfully save. 

When is endodontics used?

Endodontics is often used for teeth damaged by caries, broken or as a preparation for prosthetic treatment. It happens that you can save the roots rooted in the gum, which after the canal treatment and prosthetic reconstruction serve the patient for many years. Remember that the best and the cheapest implant is always your own root! Endodontics is also used in case of toothache.

The course of endodontics

To properly develop the tooth in this way, remove the inflammatory pulp or scale masses from the canal root system, then sterilize them and fill them with a biocompatible material. It is important to open them completely so that all organic residues are removed. Otherwise, it is highly possible that the pain will return. Properly opened, widened and then tightly filled root canal is a guarantee that the tooth will serve us for many years. We avoid not only discomfort, but also additional costs associated with more advanced procedures.

Due to the fact that teeth after this type of treatment are more susceptible to fractures, we often strengthen them with glass fibers or crown-root inserts. A prosthetic crown, for example, can be used on a tooth prepared in this way. This ensures the appearance and strength of your own tooth! 

How long does the endodontic treatment last?

The period required for carrying out complete endodontics is determined individually for each patient, nevertheless there is no doubt that this is a time-consuming procedure requiring high precision, that’s why canal root treatment under a microscope is performed at Dentaurus Dental Clinics, located in Gdańsk and Toruń.

Often, the number of visits depends on the type of tooth subjected to endodontics and the number of canals that must be cleared and filled. Some teeth can have up to five, which makes the treatment time significantly longer.

Is endodontics painful?

It is performed with anesthesia, thanks to which an appointment at the dental surgery is virtually painless. When anesthesia stops working, standard complaints may occur with the procedure performed, but this is only in the case of some patients. It is recommended that you take painkillers to help reduce discomfort.