Endodontics under the microscope

Root canal treatment at B2 Dental Clinic is carried out exclusively using specialised dental microscopes from Clar Zeiss. Orthodontic treatment is also supported by a Hyperion CT scanner and a diode laser for decontamination of infected canals.

Endodontics deals with the treatment and diagnosis of diseases of the tooth pulp and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the periapical tissues. Endodontic treatment increases the chance of preserving a tooth by up to almost 90 per cent and of it functioning properly in the oral cavity.

When is endodontic treatment necessary ?

Symptoms of inflammation

A symptom of pulp inflammation, infection or necrosis is severe pain occurring spontaneously, increasing in intensity at night. Endodontics is therefore necessary when inflammation develops in the nerve, either due to irritants or as a result of mechanical trauma. Inflammation of the dental pulp can also occur in cases of bruxism. Inflammation sometimes leads to necrosis of the nerve. If this occurs, over time bacteria cause the pulp clay to break down and gangrene to form.

What is endodontic treatment ?

Endodontic treatment consists of thorough cleaning of the chamber and canals of infected pulp and their proper preparation and filling with appropriate material.

Will root canal treatment be successful ?

Thanks to modern techniques and materials, 95% of root canal treatments are successful. A properly treated root canal-treated tooth with a properly restored tooth can last as long as a healthy tooth. Sometimes, despite a correctly performed endodontic treatment, it has to be repeated.

This is due, among other things, to

  • Inflammation of surrounding tissues
  • Fracture of a tooth or fracture of a tooth
  • Caries of a root canal-treated tooth

Stages of treatment:

Read about the stages of endodontic treatment below.

Stages of treatment:

  • Deciding on treatment based on radiographs or observed symptoms.
  • Anaesthesia of the patient
  • Opening the tooth chamber, enabling the dead or living pulp to be removed with special instruments
  • Disinfection, widening of the canals
  • Filling of the canals with curing paste or gutta-percha. The canals are closed permanently to prevent the entry of bacteria
  • Applying a primer, i.e. a material that separates the canals from the filling
  • Filling the tooth by placing a composite filling, onlay or crown.

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