Root Canal Therapy in Marmaris, Turkey: Restoring Dental Health with Precision

Exploring Root Canal Therapy: A Comprehensive Solution for Dental Health

A root canal is an integral component of a tooth. It houses vital structures such as nerve tissue, blood vessels, and various cells within its hollow confines, known as the pulp.

The structure of a tooth comprises the crown, situated predominantly above the gum line, and the roots, which anchor the tooth firmly to the jawbone. The pulp resides within the root canal and crown, serving as a vital source of nourishment for the tooth and imparting sensitivity to changes in temperature, which can trigger sensations of discomfort.

Endodontic treatment, often called a “root canal,” addresses issues within the tooth’s interior. Despite its anatomical significance, the term “root canal” has become synonymous with the procedure, reflecting its widespread recognition in dental terminology.

What is the procedure like?

Root canal treatment typically involves three steps and can be completed in one to three sessions.

1. Purifying the root canal

Our dentist eliminates all contents within the root canal in the initial stage. Utilizing local anaesthesia, a small access point is created on the tooth’s surface, enabling the removal of any diseased, deceased, or pulp tissue using delicate files.

2. The next phase involves filling the root canal

The dentist then meticulously cleanses, shapes, and disinfects the hollow portion utilizing small files and irrigating solutions. Subsequently, a specialized material fills the tooth after thoroughly sealing the canals with adhesive cement. After completing the root canal therapy, patients will experience relief from any discomfort in the affected tooth, as the nerve tissue has been eradicated and the infection has been effectively eliminated.

3. The final step involves the placement of a crown or filling to restore the tooth’s structure and function

However, without the pulp, the tooth may become more fragile over time as it relies on the ligament connecting it to the bone for nourishment. Although this supply suffices, protecting the tooth with a crown or filling is essential. Until the crown or filling procedure is complete, patients should refrain from eating, chewing, or biting on the affected tooth.

Once the crown or filling is in place, patients can resume normal tooth use. However, in cases of curved canals, multiple canals, or severe infections, therapy may require additional appointments, typically one or two.

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Who is a candidate for Root Canal Treatment?

If the pulp becomes inflamed or diseased, it loses its ability to self-repair, leading to tissue death.

Deep cavities, cracks in teeth, or loose fillings can allow bacteria to penetrate the pulp, eventually causing its destruction.

Once bacteria infiltrate the root openings, bone infections can trigger, weakening and deteriorating the bone structure. This can result in tooth loosening and potential tooth loss.

Pulp injuries often manifest as sensitivity to temperature changes, pain during chewing, or persistent throbbing discomfort.

Untreated infections can spread, leading to tooth mobility and eventual extraction.

In some cases, patients opt for extraction due to severe pain or if the tooth cannot be salvaged, such as in cases of extensive decay, trauma, or advanced gum disease leading to bone loss.

However, tooth extraction may shift neighbouring teeth, leading to misalignment and bite issues that can impact aesthetics and function.

Root canal treatment preserves the tooth and alleviates discomfort, providing a lasting solution.

If root canal treatment proves insufficient to save the tooth, implant treatment is the subsequent alternative. Nonetheless, whenever feasible, preserving the natural tooth remains the optimal choice, as nothing matches its functionality.

What is required following root canal treatment?

After a root canal treatment, you should think about having a porcelain or zirconia crown put over the tooth as this will help prevent tooth breakage. This is especially beneficial if extensive restoration is performed, as it can strengthen a tooth with a thin shell. Suppose you experience pain, swelling, or other issues after root canal treatment. In that case, consulting with our dentist (associate professor) for further assessment is essential to ascertain if any additional procedures are required.

While nobody desires to undergo a root canal procedure, when the need arises, it’s crucial to ensure it’s performed with precision and expertise. At Marmaris Dental Center, we provide competitively priced yet top-tier dental services, specializing in cosmetic dentistry. We also boast a rich legacy of performing successful root canals.

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Are you in need of root canal therapy? Contact with us now, our team of expert dentists, including professors in the field, is here to assist you.

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