What is Endodontics?
The part of the teeth that remains in the bone and is covered by the gum is called the “tooth root”. Under the enamel layer above the gingival border, there is a structure called “dentin”. There is also a connective tissue under this structure. This tissue is the “dental nerve”, that is, the “pulp”, which forms the living part of the teeth.
The pulp, which is responsible for the growth, development and nutrition of the tooth, warns of the problems in the tooth and gum tissue in the form of pain and inflammation in case of damage to the tooth.
“Endodontics” dentistry department takes care of dental problems that have advanced to the pulp of the tooth. So endodontics it is one of the departments of dentistry, concerning the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the dental pulp (life tissue containing vessels and nerve) and the tissues founding the DENT.
Who is an Endodontics Specialist?
The doctor who completed his doctorate in root canal treatment after his education in dentistry is called “Endodontist Specialist” or “Endodontist”.
Endodontics (Canal Treatment)
As stated above, endodontic intervention is required in case of damage or injury to the pulp, i.e. the vascular and nerve community under the enamel and dentin layer of the tooth. Root canal treatment is applied in cases such as toothache, tooth abscess, hot and cold sensitivity, tooth discoloration and tooth trauma, which occur in case the tooth loses its vitality because the pulp cannot repair itself, and the negative conditions up to tooth loss are eliminated.
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Conditions Requiring Root Canal Treatment
Since the pulp cannot repair itself, deep caries, traumas or injuries in the teeth can progress and deepen. As a result, inflammation in the root of the tooth descends to the jawbone and leads to irreversible tooth loss in this region. For this reason, Endodontics, which is the department of dentistry, ensures that inflamed or dead dental pulp is removed from the root canals; By treating the deteriorated tooth, it ensures that it maintains both aesthetic and functional duties in the mouth.
How is Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment) Performed?
Endodontic Root Canal Treatment is the process of sterilizing the dead or inflamed dental pulp from the root canals of the tooth and then filling these canal spaces with inert canal filling materials that are not harmful to health.
Root Canal Treatment Stages and Treatment Process
Root canal treatment stages and session durations are completed in a very short time and in sessions, with the help of hand tools, materials, imaging systems and devices used during canal filling. The number of sessions of the treatment can be increased depending on the severity of the infection to ensure the cleaning of the root canals.
The duration of root canal treatment is between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the root condition of the tooth and the level of inflammation. However, it should be noted that the general health status of the patient, the angle and length of the root canals may change during this period.