Procedure of root canal treatment
Tooth rooting aims to maintain a diseased or damaged tooth.
Before the dentist makes the procedure, he usually clarifies about possible risks and consequences. If the tooth nerve (pulp) is still active, ie not yet dead, local anesthesia is initiated. During the root canal treatment the patient does not feel any pain. The tooth is now drilled to the tooth nerve, the nerve is removed and the individual channels are rinsed with a disinfectant solution. In this way, bacteria that have lodged in the walls are eliminated. The doctor removes the inside of the tooth with small files.
During root canal treatment, X-rays are taken to assess tooth length and treatment status. If the inflammation has not progressed too far, the tooth can already be closed with dense filling material during the first treatment session. In resistant infections, the treatment may extend over several dates. In such cases, the tooth between the appointments is supplied with a drug insert.
After completing this procedure, the root-treated tooth is usually over-crowned to ensure long-term maintenance despite loss of substance.
How long the healing period lasts depends on the condition of the tooth before the treatment. The duration of the root canal treatment itself can take up to three hours.