Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is an application under the branch of endodontics. Endodontics literally means inside the tooth. In this treatment, the pulp chamber in the crown of the tooth and the pulp channels in the root are targeted. Included in them and feeding the tooth; nerves, blood and lymph vessels are cleaned. The cleaned areas are covered with a filling material so that the lost function of the tooth is restored.
There are many situations that require root canal treatment. The most obvious of these are large and very advanced caries. The caries started in the enamel, and since it was not treated, it progressed to the nerves of the tooth. Some of the other conditions that require root canal treatment are; fractures extending to the pulp, sudden hard blows, old bad fillings, gum diseases. Whatever the reason, the pulp has been damaged and an infection has occurred. Bacteria in the saliva have multiplied in the pulp, creating a feeling of pressure and pain. Subsequently, with the death of the pulp, the bone around the tooth is lost.
Timing of treatment is also very important. The earlier the treatment is started, the greater the chance of the damaged tooth being saved. The pain is relieved immediately and the risk of spreading the infection is reduced. All dentists receive root canal treatment training and practice the treatment routinely. However, in some cases, patients refer to endodontists. (to dentists who specialize in root canal treatment)they can be shipped.