When Endodontic treatment is necessary?

In order to understand Endodontic treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of a tooth. Teeth have several layers. The outside layer of the tooth is composed of a hard layer that is called Enamel.
It is supported by an inner layer called Dentin, which has at its centre a soft tissue known as the Pulp and which is important during development of the tooth.

When Endodontic treatment is necessary?

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or a crack or chip in the tooth.

Trauma can also cause pulp damage and inflammation even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. It often shows up as discoloration of the tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, pain, discoloration of the tooth, dental and facial swelling or lead to an abscess.

X-ray or 3D computer tomography could help to see the situation clearly. In cases when inflammation is caught early, the treatment is much more simply.

During endodontic treatment doctor meet individual situations but the principles of the treatment remain the same: the preparation of root canal, hermetic sealing of root canal and final restoration of the tooth.

The purpose of endodontic treatment – to save root canals from the outside impact and infections and help saving the natural tooth.

Success Criteria of Modern Endodontic

Endodontics – is a specialty of Dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures.

The success of qualitative endodontics treatment is based on:

–  Professional news and experience of doctor,

– Modern equipment,

– Quality of materials used for the treatment

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Modern endodontic today cannot be imagined without a microscope. With the help of the microscope the optimum visibility and illumination is provided and even the smallest details of the root canals could be seen: cracks of root canals, additional canals, etc.

The rate of the long-time success in purpose to save the natural tooth directly depends on the careful and hermetic sealing of the root canals. It is important to mention that intervention is less when the doctor works with microscope. This influences the shorter healing time.

Endodontic Procedures (Root Canal Treatment)

– Preparation and Treatment of Root Canal,

– Treatment of Curved and Difficult Canals,

– Root Canal Retreatment,

– Treatment of Perforated Root Canals,

– Diagnostics of Root Canal Cracks –

this is just a part of daily procedures that are made by doctors of Kaunas Implantology Centre in purpose to save the natural teeth.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Can I eat after the endodontic treatment?

You can eat after the treatment just be careful to bite and chew slowly as the mouth will be partially numb and you should take care not to bite your cheek, tongue or lip.

Is root canal treatment painful? Will it hurt me after it?

The toothache is the most common reason for the endodontic treatment. You should remember that root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain, it relieves it. When the infection or inflammation is caught earlier, the treatment would be easier.  With modern technologies and anaesthetics, root canal treatment today is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.

For the few first days after root canal treatment most patients feel mild soreness, sensitivity to biting or chewing, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure Everyone’s rate of healing is different; some patients have discomfort for one day, some for a week. However, if you experience stronger pain or notice any facial swelling, please call the doctor.