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Endodontic treatment / root canal treatment

When is a root canal treatment necessary?

Inside the healthy tooth is the so-called tooth pulp, consisting of blood vessels and nerves. If the tooth is damaged by a deep caries or fracture, bacteria can enter the pulp. This leads to a sometimes painful inflammation, which irreversibly destroys the tissue of the pulp.

As the inflammation progresses, it spreads to the bone around the root tips. This can remain painless and unnoticed for a longer period of time, but can also change into an acute condition at any time.

In addition, the inflammation can trigger symptoms in widely branched parts of the body (so-called “chronic focus of inflammation”).

Our goal: The recovery of the tooth

The only possibility of treatment of the diseased tooth and thus its preservation is root canal treatment.

The long-term success of the root canal treatment depends largely on whether the complicated and branched root canal system can be freed from bacteria and their metabolic products.

With a bundle of measures we achieve the greatest possible freedom from bacteria in the root canal system:

  • Use of sterile, rotating, flexible reprocessing instruments (mechanical reprocessing)
  • Use of highly magnifying magnifying glasses for precise and safe treatment
  • Processing with the aid of a torque-controlled motor
  • Electronic determination of the working length
  • Laser disinfection of root canals
  • Use of additional medical, disinfectant rinsing solutions
  • Three-dimensional root canal filling with thermoplastic methods

Duration of treatment?

A root canal treatment can take several sessions depending on the state of inflammation.

However, due to very good anaesthetics, root canal treatment can be painless and gentle.

What happens next?

After the root canal treatment has been completed, it is necessary to fill the canals as densely as possible and stabilize the tooth with a crown. In this way, the tooth can usually be preserved in the long term.

Alternative?

Inflammation almost never heals on its own. If a root canal treatment is not required, the diseased tooth would usually have to be removed and the gap would have to be filled with a bridge or an implant, for example.

Endodontics means root canal treatment. The inflamed nerve and pulp are removed and a medication for healing, which is later removed, is applied. At the end – after about three sessions – the tooth is closed again. Before the treatment, a local anesthetic is administered so that the patient has no pain. We work with a special preparation device, which not only makes repeated x-rays unnecessary, but also increases the chances of success of a root canal treatment many times over, because the nerve canals are optimally cleaned.

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