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Is pain felt during root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is a treatment that requires patience and dedication both for the physician and the patient. If your physician deems necessary, he / she applies anesthesia to the tooth and its surroundings before the treatment. Thanks to the numbness achieved, the patient does not feel any pain.

Is the channel number of each tooth different from each other?

The incisor and canine teeth in the anterior region of the mouth usually have 1 root and 1 or 2 channels in it. Small molars on the side of the mouth usually have 2 roots and 2 or 1 canals. Molars in the upper jaw generally have 3 roots and 3 or 4 channels, while molars in the lower jaw have 2 roots and 3 or 4 channels.

All these numbers are generalizations. Sometimes it is possible to have some extra roots and channels.

How is root canal treatment performed and how long does it take?

Local anesthesia: numbing the teeth and surrounding tissues.
Cleaning of tooth decay and opening of root canals.
Determination of the channel length by radiography (x-ray).
Removal of the contents of the root canals (pulp tissue).
Shaping root canals using various hand tools and rotary instruments.
Disinfection of root canals: purification of microorganisms.
Filling root canals.
The purpose of filling root canals is to form a barrier against microorganisms and tissue liquids by hermetically filling the canal cavity. Thus, although the tooth is lifeless, it can successfully survive in the mouth.

Root canal treatment is usually completed in one session according to the condition of the tooth and the physician’s decision. However, treatment may take several sessions for infected teeth.

The price of root canal treatment varies according to the number of canals and the condition of the infection, you can get free examination at our clinic for price information.

Is pain felt after root canal treatment?

After the treatment, mild pain and sensitivity can be seen in the tooth, but this situation is temporary. In this case, the best solution is to not use the tooth side effectively for a few days or to use an anti-inflammatory drug. It will be seen that the sensitivity disappears after a short time.

How can I tell if root canal treatment has failed?

The success rate of correctly performed root canal treatments is between 90-95%. If there is pulp tissue left in the roots during the treatment (may be the result of not treating an existing and skipped canal), the root canal is not properly filled with microorganisms leakage into the canal, damage to the tooth due to reasons such as perforation (puncture) during the procedure or the formation of fractures in the inter-root area. root canal therapy may fail. Pain in biting or spontaneous often occurs after an unsuccessful root canal treatment.

Can root canal treatment be done again?

Most of the time, the root canal treatment is renewed and the solution is reached by removing any errors. The old canal filling is removed, the canal of the tooth is reshaped, cleaned, medicated and refilled.

If there is no result with this procedure, a surgical intervention called “root tip resection” is applied. During this process, the root of the tooth is reached; This area and its surroundings are surgically cleaned and closed. In multi-rooted teeth, infected root is removed. If a solution cannot be reached by surgical intervention; extraction of that tooth may be appropriate.

How long does single tooth root canal treatment take?

Although root canal treatment varies according to the condition of the tooth, it usually takes 30-60 minutes in a single session. In some cases, it may be required in 2 sessions. Pain is not usually felt during root canal treatment, due to local anesthesia applied before the procedure. If root canal treatment is not performed, progressive decays cause greater damage to the dental pulp and surrounding tissues, as a result, tooth fractures and infections in the surrounding tissues may occur, and if further progress is made, teeth may be lost.

Root canal treatment prices vary according to the root-canal number of the applied tooth.

Dental filling, which is one of the specialty branches of dentistry, is, by definition, the correction of defects in the external structure of the tooth due to decay or wear. When the filling is made, the tooth can live and fulfill its functions for a longer period of time. However, care should be taken after the filling is made. Decay may also occur in the filled tooth in cases where oral hygiene is not provided enough.

In some cases, fillings can be changed. For example; When the old type amalgam fillings are aesthetically uncomfortable, they can be replaced with a new filling.