Root canal treatment is one of the most frequent treatments preformed by dentists. This treatment is applied when bacteria from the decay reach the pulp and the nerve and begin to erode its structure. The nerve is defenceless and dies under the long-term effect of bacterial toxins. Without treatment the bacteria spreads through the root canal, damaging the surrounding tissue and this situation may have negative effects on the overall health of the patient. By early removal of the dead tissue and successful treatment of root canals we can avoid the extraction of the tooth.
By hand, but also with the use of mechanical devices, thin root instruments are used to slowly and carefully widen the root canals to desired size. Root canal irrigation with antibacterial rinses removes the dead bacteria and the damaged tissue from the root canal. The quality of the treatment is increased by the use of a rubber dental dam (Kofferdam) in the patient’s mouth – enabling the physician to achieve a better view of the area and protecting the patient from the infection spreading in the oral cavity. A laser improves the efficiency of the treatment. A special probe is used to direct the laser beam into the root canal to destroy any bacteria that may be present.
At SCHILL DENTAL CLINIC, the entire root canal treatment is recorded using a radiovisiography device - RVG technology, and the image is shown on the screen beside the dental chair – allowing the dentist direct control improving the quality of the treatment. Our dentists uses also the dental microscope to ensure the best quality of the procedure. Finally, the root canal is hermetically sealed with BeeFill (3D filling machine).
Since a tooth treated by the root canal procedure does not have the same nutrition as before, gradually it becomes fragile and prone to fracture. This is accompanied by a visible darkening of the surface structure. This is why the professionals at SCHILL DENTAL CLINIC recommend an alternative to standard tooth filling. A quality ceramic crown will increase the stability of the tooth and resolve the aesthetic problem as well.