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Root Canal Treatment in Istanbul, Turkey

Endodontics is one of the specialised branches of dentistry that deals with treating the nerve tissues and vascular tissues in the teeth roots. This branch of dentistry also decides if a patient needs root canal treatment or just dental filling depending on the endodontic problems they have and the stage it is in. Root canal treatment ensures that you still have your teeth in your mouth and that you are able to chew food.

What’s Root Canal Treatment?

This is a treatment that involves the removal of infected tissue of the pulp deep inside the tooth and cleaning out the infected area. This kind of infection is usually the result of trauma or inflammation, and after the infected part has been removed, the canal is then filled with materials that are friendly to the surrounding tissue. This treatment is important because it prevents the patient from having further problems that can lead to the loss of a tooth.

In this procedure, the living or nervous part of a tooth has become infected and thus, is removed. The tooth itself loses its sensitivity or vitality. This treatment aims to preserve the tooth’s presence and ensure its support for other teeth. When a root canal treatment is properly maintained, it will not cut short the life or function of any tooth but extends it. When combined with proper oral hygiene, the treated tooth will become the same as the rest of the teeth.

What are the steps involved in this canal treatment?

The whole process begins with an examination of the teeth canals using a special panoramic x-ray for the diagnosis. Then the anaesthesia is applied to the affected area or tooth, and any caries present in the affected tooth are cleaned before the nerve area is reached. Note that special tools are used for this cleaning.

After the cleaning process, the infected nerves are removed, after which the area is cleaned and disinfected. The root canals are filled with tissue-friendly material and checked once more with the panoramic x-ray. Finally, a dental crown is made as a form of permanent restoration for the tooth.

How would you know when you have an infected root canal?

Below are some symptoms that may indicate an infected root canal

  • There are changes in the colour of teeth
  • There is a spontaneous pain experienced that does not get better even at night and does not seem to respond to painkillers
  • There are swellings on parts of the teeth, inside the mouth, and even on the gums
  • You experience pain that is often triggered by an external stimulus like a portion of hot or cold food and continues for long

What are the sessions involved in this treatment?

The sessions for a root canal depend on the nature of the infection. This means you may have one or more sessions to fix the issue. If the tooth has been infected severely, if the tip of the root has been affected, or if there are swellings outside and inside the mouth, you may be having multiple treatment sessions. Between the sessions, the teeth will be temporarily filled with materials until the final point stage of treatment.

If the tooth is still alive, on the other hand, or if the infection is just on the tooth pulp, then the whole treatment can be completed in just one session here in Turkey.

Similarly, if the tooth’s inflammation has extended to the tip of the root, further causing problems in the jawbone, then the treatment can be completed in about two or three sessions.

How long can it take to complete a root canal procedure in Turkey?

Averagely, the treatment time is one hour. However, there can be changes to this time depending on factors like the type of tooth affected and the degree of infection.

What is the cost of root canal treatment in Turkey?

Various factors influence the cost of this treatment in Turkey. The price for one tooth will be significantly different from the overall cost of treatment for 2 or more teeth. Nonetheless, the cost of treatment for a root canal in Turkey ranges from 100€ to 150€. If you would like to learn more about the cost of treatment, contact us at Dental Practice Turkey for information.

Is the treatment a painful one?

Truthfully, the application of local anaesthesia has made the procedure a painless one. In Turkey, we ensure that our patients undergo the procedure without feeling uncomfortable. However, if the teeth are infected, the patient may only feel some measure of discomfort after the procedure.

Note that there would be little need for anaesthesia if the tooth is already dead. Other than this, there is no pain during the procedure.

Dealing with pain after the procedure

The pain felt after this root treatment is relative to the patient’s resistance to pain. Everyone reacts to pain differently, and as a result, some people may feel the pain more than others. Nonetheless, there is a bit of sensitivity after 24 hours, but be sure to inform your doctor if the pain persists after a while.

In some cases where the procedure is carried out in more than one session, the tooth is opened and closed in every session, which can be uncomfortable and traumatic for the patient. This means that the more the number of sessions, the more traumatic and painful the whole process will be.

Can one have this treatment more than once?

If a root canal procedure is done for the first time in a good way, there would be no need for another one. Sadly, some situations can present an issue, like improper oral hygiene, that can cause the treated teeth alongside other teeth to be affected.

If the treated teeth become affected again due to poor dental hygiene, the procedure will have to be repeated. This will mean opening the infected tooth and cleaning it out once again.

Why do I feel more pain at night after a root canal treatment?

There are probably some reasons why you are experiencing pain after a root canal procedure. Some of them may be attributed to the following

  • There is a residue of food in your teeth. Brush and floss before going to bed
  • There is pressure on the treated tooth. Try sleeping with your head elevated
  • The area is inflamed. Try to reduce the inflammation by using a cold compress
  • Use painkillers to reduce the pain. If it does not stop, see your dentist

What happens when an infected root canal is not treated?

A tooth abscess is the most common occurrence when an infected canal is left untreated. When this becomes the case, the inflammation and infection go deeper into the tissues and can even get to the bone. If treatment is not carried out, it can spread to other parts of the body like the head, the neck and even the heart and can cause serious issues like blood poisoning. In extreme cases, death is the result.

You can prevent serious health and dental issues when you undergo treatment at the right time.

You can contact Dental Practice Turkey on 020 3475 8235 or send us a WhatsApp at 905545814094 to book an appointment for your root canal treatment.

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