"The Story in Your Teeth: Can Be Rewritten with Endodontics!
Endodontics is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on the treatment of living tissues inside the tooth. The most common endodontic treatment is cleaning, disinfecting and filling the pulp inside the tooth. This procedure is performed in cases of inflammation, infection or damage to the tooth.
The aim of endodontic treatments is to maintain the natural function of the tooth by preserving the original structure of the tooth.
How is Endodontics Done?
Endodontic treatment is an effective method for saving a tooth and is important for maintaining the health of the tooth.
Examination and Diagnosis: Before starting endodontic treatment, a detailed examination is performed by the dentist or endodontist. Problems in the internal structure of the tooth are determined by taking radiographic images (x-rays).
Local Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is applied to the treatment area so that the patient does not feel pain or discomfort throughout the treatment process.
Isolation of the Tooth: The area around the tooth is isolated using dental insulators or rubber drops to control the bacteria around the tooth as much as possible.
Pulp Cleaning: The pulp inside the tooth is removed with special tools to clean infection, inflammation or damaged tissues.
Disinfection: The inside of the tooth is cleaned of bacteria by washing with antiseptic solutions and disinfected to control inflammation.
What Happens If Necessary Root Canal Treatment Is Not Performed?
Pain and Discomfort: Pressure inside the tooth may increase due to the infected pulp, which can lead to severe toothache. Pain may increase over time and often cannot be controlled with temporary solutions.
Spread of Infection: An infected tooth can spread infection to surrounding tissues. This can lead to gum disease, abscess formation and damage to the jaw bones.
Abscess Formation: Infected pulp may cause abscess formation in the root tip area of the tooth. This can cause swelling, tenderness and pain. If an abscess is left untreated, it can lead to more serious complications.
Root Tip Resorption: Infected pulp can cause resorption (bone loss) in the root tip area of the tooth. This may reduce the stability of the tooth and affect the jaw structure.
Tooth Loss: The infected tooth may be lost due to progressive decay or infection if left untreated. Tooth loss can cause changes in jaw structure and jaw joint problems.
General Health Problems: Infections in the mouth can also cause general health problems. It can be associated with heart diseases, diabetes and other systemic diseases.
Root canal treatment protects the tooth by cleaning the infection inside the tooth and helps maintain oral health. Therefore, in cases requiring root canal treatment, it is important not to delay the treatment and to perform it at the appropriate time. It is recommended to consult the relevant dentist or endodontist to evaluate the situation and plan the necessary treatment.
Are There Pain Complaints During Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is generally a painless procedure, but in some cases, mild pain or discomfort may be felt during or after treatment.
What are the things to consider after endodontics?
Regular use of medications prescribed after endodontics can help keep the infection under control.
Due to sensitivity in the treatment area, it is important to prefer soft foods and avoid extremely hot or cold foods for a while after endodontics.
Regular brushing and flossing of teeth after endodontic treatment helps maintain oral hygiene and reduce the risk of infection.
It is important not to skip the regular check-ups recommended by the dentist, to evaluate the success of the treatment and to make adjustments if necessary.
Seeing a dentist immediately if any abnormal pain, swelling, or other symptoms occur after endodontics can help diagnose potential problems early.
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