Endodontics (Canal therapy)

First of all it should be known that no false teeth can replace the natural teeth. Therefore, we should treat the natural teeth and preserve them as much as we can. One of the most-known protection methods when one of teeth becomes diseased is the canal therapy. Canal therapy helps to preserve damaged teeth. Pulp (soft layer in the tooth covering nerve, blood, lymphatic) dies when it is damaged as much as it cannot repair itself. Bacteria in broken teeth or deep decays will lead it. Bacteria lead to inflammation in dental pulp. If damaged or diseased pulp is not removed, tooth and surrounding tissues are exposed to the infection. And the risk of losing tooth happens.  If canal therapy is not carried out, infection may reach to the tissues in the root tip. Jaw bone surrounding the tooth gets inflamed and is abraded. Abscess occurs in this cavity. Pain and panicula accompanies it and tooth is lost shortly.

In short, canal therapy is the therapy applied when pulp is damaged. While the single solution was the extraction in the past for the diseased soft dental layer is seen, today, it is possible to treat these teeth.

Stages of canal therapy 

• The patient is subject to anaesthesia for painless and indolent therapy.

• Then decay is cleaned, when pulp is reached, diseased and soft tissue is removed. Nerve and tissue residuals are cleaned.

• Tooth canal is shaped up to root apex. If necessary some medicines are administered to facilitate improving.

• Temporary filling materials are used to cover the tooth until the tooth recovers between the sessions.

• As it is understood that reproduction of inflammation stops and inflammation from the root tip ends, inside of the canal is filled with a special filling material up to root apex.

• In some cases, these sessions are not necessary and it is possible to complete canal therapy at a session healthily.

• If tooth is not infected again and measures to prevent decay are taken, this filling may be used for lifetime. You can understand the start of infection at your regular dentist visits. Moreover, decay of tooth again should be prevented by means of a very good oral care.

If tooth is not infected again and measures to prevent decay are taken, this filling may be used for lifetime. You can understand the start of infection at your regular dentist visits. Moreover, decay of tooth again should be prevented by means of a very good oral care.

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