Root Treatment

ROOT TREATMENT | PULPITIS
Our teeth not only have their own circulation and metabolism, but they also contain nerve fibers. Nerve and vascular structures run inside teeth and due to different reasons (for instance: deep caries, hits, broken dental crown) may become inflamed or necrotized.
Pulpitis (inflammation of the pulpa) is mainly accompanied by pain and living tissues found inside the tooth may be destroyed. In such cases the internal part of the tooth needs to be cleaned entirely and then it has to be filled. This procedure is called root treatment.
root treatment at the DRN Dentistry
root treatment at the DRN Dentistry
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In contrast with every rumour, root treatment can be performed without causing any pain. Patients will not experience any pain during the root treatment, this is ensured by the modern technology and state-of-the-art equipments. At our Clinic some special treatments are performed with the help of an oral MICROSCOPE, which enables us to provide the most precise interventions.

WHY IS IT WORTH PERFORMING A ROOT TREATMENT IF WE HAVE AN INFLAMED OR A NECROTIZED TOOTH?
  • Because our primary goal is to keep the teeth (on contrary to tooth extractions)
  • With the help of root treatments the pain can be avoided or ceased, and the sensitivity during chewing can also be avoided
  • We can prevent additional infections or development of an inflammatory focus
COURSE OF A ROOT TREATMENT BRIEFLY
  • The tooth and the surrounding tissues are anaesthetized
  • During the root treatment, after the anaesthesia is done, we explore the inner structures of the tooth
  • We determine length of the root canals (this step can be done with the help of an X-ray or with an electric linear measuring device)
  • We clean and explore the root canals
  • If it is necessary we place a cleaning, disinfectant and anti-inflammatory paste into the affected tooth and temporarily close it (we only keep it open in rare, justified cases) so that we can prevent development of secondary infections
  • Preparing the root filling (this way we are able to isolate the cavity system of the tooth from the body)
  • X-ray control examination
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A ROOT TREATMENT? BRIEF DESCRIPTION
  • After a root treatment, in most cases the treated tooth does not cause any complaints, as we removed debris formed by infectious bacteria and inside of the tooth has been decontaminated, but it may happen that the tooth remains sensitive for 1-2 days after the root treatment. Sometimes the tooth remains sensitive during chewing, but it does not mean a sharp pain (inflammation of the area around the root apex does not cease immediately).
  • Gracile teeth or teeth which has been filled on a larger surface needs to be strengthened with root canal pivots or covered with a crown as teeth after root treatments die (their circulation stops) and they became fragile after a certain period of time.