Endodontics, or “canal treatment” as it is known among people, is the field that serves to prevent the extraction of infected teeth. This procedure, which prevents tooth loss, is only valid in cases where the infection does not go down to the dental pulp. Otherwise, tooth extraction is inevitable. With root canal treatment, nerves and infected pulp are removed, the relevant area is cleaned, and the tooth is filled and made ready for use.
Not choosing endodontics or starting the treatment late in dental caries poses the risk of damaging the jawbone. The level of damage to the tooth determines the treatment process, which takes an average of 1 or 2 sessions. Before starting the procedure, the patient’s x-ray is taken and the condition of the root canal is checked. Considering the risk of progression of the infection to the jawbone, the procedure is started or it is decided to extract teeth. Some patients do not require local anesthesia due to loss of dental nerves from infection. For some patients, local anesthesia is applied to eliminate the problem of pain and ache.
After endodontic treatment, pain and ache are reduced to a minimum with medications given by the doctor. It is normal to feel sensitivity right after the procedure. Sensitivity is caused by unwanted damage to the pulp. It is necessary not to consume any liquid or solid food for 2 hours after the application. In the following processes, attention should be paid to the balance of hot-cold beverages and food consumption.
Endodontics provides service in all problems affecting tooth roots and pulp. Endodontists, who have a broader knowledge of root canals, achieve accurate results in the treatment of the disease. This is important for the patient’s recovery. Endodontists also start treatment procedures in cases such as tooth cracking and tooth displacement.