Is a branch of dentistry devoted to the treatment of diseases of the pulp of teeth, as well as any associated complications. The pulp of the tooth can be defined as the main cavity in the crown of the tooth with a varying number of root canals (the number depends on tooth type).
A toothache that appears sporadically usually indicates bacterial ingress into the dental pulp. Over time, such inflammation of the pulp can lead to the death of the tooth, allowing bacteria to spread to adjacent areas. If, at this point there, no appropriate treatment is undertaken, bacteria enters the bone through the root, and causing further inflammation.
Course of root canal treatment
Endodontic (root canal) treatment comprises of:
- removing the infected tooth pulp
- cleansing of the channel, disinfection
- closing the channel with suitable filling material.
The final part of the treatment is just tooth restoration. If the subject of the root canal treatment was a front tooth and it was not too damaged, it is enough to use composite material during the reconstruction. However, if the tooth is not eligible for simple restoration, the physician needs to place a fiberglass inlay in the coronal part, and then fill the tooth with composite material or embed a prosthetic crown.
Taking molars into consideration, the above mentioned procedure is usually not sufficient because there is a probability of fracture of the tooth. Molars are usually reconstructed with crown – root inlays, and then prosthetic crowns.
In order to check the filling of the root canal, it is necessary to perform X-ray right after the surgery.
Admittedly, root canal treatment is one of the least certain treatments, but gives patients a chance to keep their teeth for a long period of time. Therefore, this type of treatment requires a great deal of precision and accuracy in achieving the desired result.
In Albusdent Dentistry Centre, you can opt for root canal treatment using a microscope. We are in possession of a Carl Zeiss operating microscope (OPMI PROergo), which is equipped with Xenon Superlux lighting. Thanks to this feature, the operating area is well lit, even when working in narrow and deep channels. With 20x fold magnification, the device is perfect for endodontic procedures, and microsurgery.