Root canal treatment
The aim of root canal treatment is to eliminate the infectious process in the canal and protect the surrounding tissues from infection.
Root canal treatment involves chemical and mechanical cleaning of the root canal with instruments to remove various organic debris or old filling materials.
The aim is not only to clean the root canal well, but also to widen it, shape it and seal it properly. Hermetically sealing the canal from the crown to the apex of the root blocks the macro- and micro-canal system and prevents the passage of infection from the canal to the apical periodontium. This prevents inflammation from spreading to other tissues.
Dental treatment must be monitored with an X-ray system. 3-8 radiographs may be taken. Our dental clinic uses a digital X-ray system, which has a radiation dose up to 10 times lower than a conventional X-ray machine.
The clinic uses a microscope during the work, which allows for a magnified and ideally lit working area. The microscope is indispensable for the treatment of sclerosed canals, root canal treatment, removal of fractures, pins, diagnosis and treatment of perforations, etc.
Why treat canals?
Dental root canal treatment The aim is to eliminate the infectious process in the root canal and protect the surrounding tissues from infection
How does an infection occur?
Infection of the tooth canalwhen micro-organisms are introduced into it by any means. Causes can be various: undiagnosed and untreated dental caries, dental cracks, trauma, etc.
Microorganisms (bacteria) penetrate the soft tissues of the tooth and cause inflammation in the pulp, the inner cavity of the tooth (the lesion is called pulpitis). This causes tooth pain and sensitivity. If left untreated, this inflammation spreads - the bacteria enter the surrounding tissues through the apex of the root and cause inflammation of the surrounding tissues (periodontitis). Eventually, the jawbone dissolves and foci form around the root apex of the infected tooth. If left untreated, even more serious complications can occur.
How is it treated?
The treatment involves chemical and mechanical cleaning of the canal with instruments: various organic debris (bacteria and necrotic pulp tissue) or old filling material (if the canal has been previously sealed in a poor way) are removed.
The root canal of a tooth The aim is not only to clean well, but also to distribute, shape and seal well. Hermetically sealing the canal from the crown to the apex of the root blocks the macro- and micro-canal system and prevents the passage of infection from the canal to the apical periodontium. This prevents inflammation from spreading to other tissues.
Dental treatment must be monitored with an X-ray system. 3-8 radiographs may be taken during the procedures. Our in a dental clinic a digital X-ray system with up to 10 times less radiation dose than a conventional X-ray machine.
At work In the clinic used at microscope - This allows for an enlarged and ideally lit working area. Microscope required for treatment sclerosed channels, with droot canal treatments for ducks, removing fractures and pins from canals, diagnosing and treating perforations, etc.
Endodontic treatment - what is the prognosis?
Fully guaranteed endodontic treatment success is not possible, even if the treatment has been carried out properly and completely, in accordance with all the requirements for endodontic treatment.
The results of the scientific studies show the following data: the success rate for initial endodontic treatment is 75-95 %, while the success rate for retreatment is 40-70 %.