Root Canal Treatment Process

Root canal treatment is a treatment applied to expose the nerves in the pulp of the tooth or to eliminate infections in the root of the tooth due to tooth decay or trauma.

After oral anamnesis, intraoral controls and x-ray controls taken from our patients, it is decided whether a root canal treatment is required or not, and the treatment process begins. Before starting the procedure, local anesthesia is applied and the patient is prevented from feeling pain. During the treatment, the part of the tooth affected by caries, if any, is removed, the pulp chamber is opened, and the necessary shaping of the root canals is performed after the nerves that cause pain in the tooth roots are removed. In order to disinfect the bacteria and residues in the channels, the inside of the channel is washed with some solutions and dried. Root canals are filled up to the root tip with various canal filling materials and the crown part of the tooth visible in the mouth is restored.

Root canal treatment can be performed in a single session of 30-60 minutes depending on the condition of the infection in the tooth, or more than one session may be required if the infection has spread over the bone tissue. In cases where more than one session is required, a healing material is placed inside the root canals between sessions and a temporary filling material is applied inside the tooth to disconnect it from the mouth.

Teeth with correct root canal treatment remain in the mouth for many years when necessary oral care procedures are performed and with regular dental check-ups.

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