In case of inflammation or death of the tooth nerve the tooth must be treated. The death of the tooth nerve or change of the tooth’s colour can be a consequence of certain trauma (shock), however, the usual cause is strong progression of caries, which often leads to granuloma. Pain is often absent and granuloma can be perceived only after the discolouration of the tooth or after an X-ray, so the tooth status should be checked before treatment on an X-ray image.
Dental root canal treatment - endodontics involves the treatment of the tooth’s root canal, in order to prevent infection expansion to the bone, and to retain the tooth. Unless treatment of the root canal is performed or if it has not been performed properly, any further procedure (filling, veneer, etc.) is fruitless. If the tooth is not treated, bacteria in the tooth can penetrate through the caries hole into the tooth nerve (pulp) where they multiply, causing inflammation and pulp tissue decay. The result is pus which expands from the tooth root to the adjacent bone. Without proper treatment, the inflammation can destroy the bone and cause serious health problems.
Endodontic therapy of teeth involves microsurgery with the following steps:
- Removal of tooth nerve from the canal
- Thorough mechanical and chemical cleaning of the canal
- Disinfection and filling with adequate sealing compound
Our dental practice mostly uses mechanical canal spreading and cleaning, which is more efficient and faster compared to the manual method, and more patient-friendly. It also enables more efficient removal of bacteria and guarantees more optimum treatment results. Our dental practice uses state-of-the-art equipment and materials for endodontic procedures and top experts, who perform these procedures.
An endodontically treated tooth can serve as one’s own dental implant, to which a dental pin and a veneer or filling can be added - depending on the severity of the tooth damage.
An efficiently treated avital or endodontically treated tooth is not harmful for the organism and can remain in the mouth during the entire life.
The procedure can be painful, and at the patient's choice it can be performed under local anaesthesia. Usually, it is completed in a single visit.