PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
PROFESSIONAL AND EFFECTIVE
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Currently, root canal treatment under the microscope is the most dynamically developing branch of dentistry. It gives many possibilities to both the doctor and the patient. It provides the dentist with a greater ability to see the “tooth contents” in perfect lighting, so that they can find hitherto concealed root canals, easily see a part of a broken instrument or other foreign body that must be removed, it is also possible to find a root rupture and other hazards requiring treatment. Root canal treatment under the microscope ensures that the entire procedure is carried out perfectly and the tooth will continue to serve the patient for many years. This is the unique technology of the future, which is slowly becoming a standard in dentistry. It is worth choosing it now!
Endodontics, or root canal treatment, requires appropriate skills, maximum precision and commitment. However, treatment performed without the use of a microscope may not bring the desired results and end in failure. This is determined by the specific canal structure or the tooth anatomy. Root canal treatment under the microscope makes it possible to avoid such situations. During this procedure, the microscope is placed on a special arm above the patient’s head.
Root canal or endodontic treatment focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of lesions in dental pulp and perisuperficial tissue. In some cases the inflammation of the pulp is irreversible, but the endodontic treatment, which is properly carried out, allows the tooth to be preserved for a long time. Root canal treatment, especially with the use of a microscope, is an alternative to the use of implants. We think that it is always worth fighting for the natural teeth of our patients.
Root canal treatment is performed when the standard filling proves to be insufficient. This happens when the pulp is seriously injured due to mechanical damage to the tooth (fracture), gangrene, deep dental caries or pulp necrosis. Also leaky and extensive filling may warrant the need to perform root canal treatment.
The signal that informs you it is time to go to the dentist is a dull and sharp pain that occurs not only when you touch or chew. Also hypersensitivity to low or high temperature may be an indication for root canal treatment. Another alarming sign is the swelling of tissues. However, you should keep in mind that lesions may not give any symptoms. This is what makes regular check-ups so important for maintaining healthy teeth.
The first step of endodontic therapy is to examine the tooth and take an X-ray. The dentist secures the tooth with a cofferdam to separate it from the other teeth and keep it dry. Then the specialist opens the tooth to remove the affected tissue from the canals and the tooth chamber. This is done using thin and flexible files for maximum accuracy. The dental canals are thoroughly rinsed, cleaned, disinfected and dried. The next step is to fill the canals with liquid gutta-percha. They must be tightly filled along the entire length. After the completion of endodontic treatment, the tooth must be rebuilt carefully because it is dead and therefore fragile and susceptible to damage.
Sometimes, despite the completion of treatment, the whole process must be repeated. It may be caused by complications during the initial treatment, too narrow or curved canals, perforation or a broken instrument. In such situations, root canal treatment under the microscope proves to be irreplaceable. Although the so-called re-endo lasts longer and is more difficult, it is worth to use it, because properly cured teeth will serve the patient for many years. During the procedure, the dentist opens the tooth, removes the old fillings and then prepares all the canals with the highest precision and fills them again.
Root canal treatment with no pain? The whole procedure is completely painless and comfortable for the patient. Modern anaesthesia that we use helps to get rid of dental fear.
Although the treatment does not hurt (thanks to appropriate anaesthesia), the tooth may be sensitive to touch or temperature for a few days after the procedure. That is why the post-treatment procedure includes the use of appropriate painkillers. We provide our patients with detailed instructions on the actions they should take following the procedure, because it is their comfort that is our priority.
It is also worth remembering that after the procedure it is necessary to avoid biting with the side where the treated tooth is located. If necessary, the patient receives an antibiotic prescription from us.
We use the best equipment that makes our work easier, but also more effective. The dental microscope leaves no space for mistakes. Experience and accuracy make us professionals in the field of root canal treatment under the microscope..