When tooth decay reaches the pulp chamber in the middle of the tooth, it reacts with pain. Patients apply with pain that does not go away with painkillers and extreme cold sensitivity.
Sometimes they come with sudden swelling of the infected teeth.
The purpose of root canal treatment is to keep the tooth in the mouth.
First of all, anesthesia is applied in root canal treatment. The carious part of the tooth and the vessel-nerve structure in the canal are cleaned.
The canal is expanded, and the canal is filled up to the root tip in an impermeable manner with filling material.
Top filling of the last tooth is made.
Root canal treatment in infected teeth can be completed in a few sessions. Sterilization of the environment is ensured with agents placed in the root canal between sessions.
Temporary filling is applied to the tooth between two sessions. The patient is asked not to apply too much pressure on the temporary filling. Patients should not chew hard with their treated teeth until the treatment is over and permanent filling is done. If there is hard chewing, breakage may occur because the walls of the treated teeth are thin.
Porcelain veneer should be applied to extremely damaged teeth to protect them from breakage after the root canal treatment is completed.