WHAT IS ROOT CANAL (ENDODONTIC) TREATMENT?
Root canal treatment consists in removing all bacteria and irreversibly diseased nerves from the canals. During the treatment, the dentist fills the tooth with gutta-percha, a substance of natural origin. Root canal treatment is used when a tooth reacts with pain to knocking, is cracked or broken or differs in colour from other teeth.
WHEN IS ENDODONTIC TREATMENT PERFORMED?
Thanks to their extensive experience, our doctors who specialize in this field, using the most modern materials and equipment, including a dental microscope and radiovisiography, are able to help with the most complicated cases, such as:
- curved tooth canals,
- obstructed tooth canals,
- a broken tool in the canal of a tooth,
- perforation of the tooth root,
- perforation of the bottom of the tooth chamber,
- repeated root canal treatment,
- additional canals in the tooth.
Undertaking this type of advanced treatment increases the patient’s chances of correct treatment several times and thus reduces the risk of complications (which could result in tooth extraction). The research conducted so far proves that the introduction of an endodontic microscope has significantly reduced the percentage of canal treatment failures.
We provide our patients not only with a high level of service, but also the confidence that the treatment will be carried out correctly. This is guaranteed by performing X-ray spot pictures before, during and after the treatment.
Root canal treatment of tooth 26 performed by lek. dent. Dominikę Janas-Krzak
INDICATIONS FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
- unusual tooth anatomy,
- Narrow, overgrown (zobliterated) or curved channels,
- fracture of an endodontic tool,
- perforation (i.e. piercing the root wall),
- re-endo (repeated root canal treatment).
We have an operating microscope Extaro 300 by Zeiss, which is very technologically advanced equipment designed for precise root canal treatment.
In case of root canal treatment, detailed diagnosis of root structures and finding additional, often obstructed canals are of great importance. Using a microscope, the doctor is able to perform the procedure with a precision impossible to achieve using the traditional method. All this is done in comfort for the patient thanks to a movable microscope tip (movable in several planes) allowing free access to the treated tooth.