What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment: The Savior of Teeth

Root canal treatment is an effective treatment method to solve serious problems in dental health. It is applied against infections caused by tooth damage, decay or trauma. Root canal treatment allows you to have a healthy mouth structure by saving your teeth.

How is Root Canal Treatment Performed?

Root canal treatment begins with the removal of the soft tissue called pulp, which is located inside the tooth. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so pain sensation is minimal. The dentist cleans the pulp with sterile techniques, widening the canals and preventing the spread of infection. Then, he fills the empty root canal with special filling material and applies a protective filling to strengthen the tooth.


Advantages of Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment has many advantages. Here are some of them:

  1. Prevents Tooth Loss: Root canal treatment saves teeth that need to be extracted due to infection and thus prevents tooth loss. By preserving your natural teeth, you can achieve a strong bite and a healthy smile.
  2. Relieves Pain: An infected tooth can cause severe pain. Root canal treatment reduces and ends the pain by eliminating the infection inside the tooth. In this way, you can continue your daily activities without pain.
  3. Preserves Natural Appearance: Root canal treatment preserves the natural structure of the tooth. By avoiding artificial solutions such as dentures or implants, you preserve your natural appearance and aesthetics.

How to tell if you need root canal treatment?

Here are some signs that you need root canal treatment:

  • Severe toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity (to hot, cold or sweet foods)
  • Tooth discoloration or darkening
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Symptoms of gum infection (redness, swelling, inflammation)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important that you contact a dentist and be examined for root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment is an effective way to treat infections and decay in your teeth. It prevents tooth loss, relieves pain and preserves the natural appearance. You can have a healthy mouth structure by consulting a dentist without wasting time for your teeth that show symptoms.

Yrd. Doç. Dr. Banu Uysal
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Banu Uysal