Antalya, Turkey

Root Canal Treatment

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Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment is the process of repairing and disinfecting the damaged dental pulp inside of teeth. Root Canal method is not only used for repairing infected areas, but also used to prevent any probability discomfort condition in smile makeover treatment.

Inflammation develops in the tooth when the body perceives the nerves that have become lifeless due to the damage. This damage can be caused by trauma, dental caries, or other causes that affect the nerves in the pulp part of the tooth. Infection in the tooth root indicates that the tooth is nearing the end of its life, which may result in a loss if the traditional filling method is insufficient for sensitive or deep decayed areas. When this happens, root canal treatment should be preferred. 

The primary reason for the dentist to perform the root canal method is to save the damaged tooth by keeping the patient’s tooth in the mouth rather than extracting it. After that, the canal is thoroughly cleaned and filled with special materials to prevent future infections. During the operation, the patient feels no pain. This is because the dentist uses local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia to numb the area during the procedure.

A tooth treated with proper root canal techniques by a professional dentist can be used for a lifetime if personal oral hygiene is maintained properly. Also, the risk of recurring conditions should be decreased by attending to regular oral and dental care and the dentist’s evaluation.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is an infection treatment used for the infected dental pulp. Its goals are to protect the decontaminated tooth from further microbial invasion and endodontic infection. Root canal treatment for a single tooth requires 15-30 minutes on the first visit, which is generally enough depending on the condition of the existing damaged area. Visiting the clinic more than once might be necessary for some circumstances. In most cases, no pain is felt during this procedure. This is due to the local anesthesia used before the procedure to numb the area.


Process Root Canal Treatment

During the root canal treatment process, the hard tissue shaping the top of the tooth is removed, and the needed cavity area is drilled out to clean the root canal, which has the soft tissue, including tooth nerves, that exist inside the teeth. Then, the nerves causing the patient’s sensitivity or pain are cleaned, and the opened cavity area is filled. The following is the step-by-step root canal procedure: 

  1. Performing local anesthesia while numbing the teeth and surrounding tissues.
  2. Cleaning of dental caries
  3. Opening of root canals.
  4. Determination of the canal length by taking radiography (X-ray).
  5. The area needs to be cleaned, including the root canal (pulp tissue) is disinfected by removing it.
  6. Root canals are shaped using various hand and dental tools.
  7. Disinfection of root canals: purification from microorganisms.
  8. Filling of root canals.

The sensitivity (pain) that occurs when you press on your treated tooth, the healing process will eventually decrease and disappear. This process may take 1 week. The symptoms may also recur depending on one clinic visit or multiple-visit treatment.

The root canal treatment performed on a live tooth pulp must be completed in one visit to our clinic. In case an infection exists on the root tip or the tooth loses its vitality, a root canal treatment visit may be required for 2-3 sessions at the clinic to prevent the future possibility.


Root Canal Treatment Side Effects


Some side effects may be seen by the patients who take root canal procedure, such as below:

– Sensitivity (1-2 days)

– Bloating (1-2 days)

– Exhaustion (1-2 days)

– Fever (1-2 days)

In some cases, there may be inflammatory masses at the root tip of your tooth where root canal treatment is started. It’s possible that this inflammatory mass has been there for a while without bothering you. However, the swelling mass that has been there for a time may become acute once root canal treatment begins and different antiseptic substances are applied. 

In such cases, there may be experienced swelling and pain on your face or in the area where the tooth is located. Our specialist dentists may prescribe antibiotics and pain relievers if necessary, which eliminates the side effects that may occur during canal treatment.


Who is Suitable for Root Canal Operation?


Deep decays or cracks that reach the jawbone require root canal treatment as an emergency. The main aim of root canal treatment is to save patients’ own teeth in their mouth instead of extraction for advanced problems. In cases where the tooth is too damaged to heal, the dental pulp part is removed to protect the tooth. Thanks to root canal treatment, one of the advantages we offer is to prevent bone structure deterioration by ensuring the tooth root’s protection. Root canal treatment can be applied to patients whose dental structure suits this condition.

In Which Case Is Root Canal Treatment Applied or Required?


Dental root canal treatment is used when a filling for a dental cavity is not enough to stop the decay, there is pain and swelling, and the cavity has advanced. When dental cavities are not treated right away, the decay spreads deeper into the tooth and inflames the nerves inside the tooth. The correct course of action is to perform root canal procedures in these situations and where inlay and onlay restorations are insufficient.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy enables patients to maintain their damaged teeth in the mouth, which helps the infected teeth regain some of their previous functions, like chewing or aesthetics, that patients can use for years. In addition to saving the dead tooth and preventing bone loss, root canal therapy can also help safeguard periodontal health. Thanks to root canal treatment, which is much more affordable than implant treatments, patients can both preserve their original teeth and continue their daily lives without suffering from toothache.


Why Choose Turkey for Root Canal Treatment?


Turkey, one of the top nations for dental medicine, has significantly improved the conditions for root canal therapy. Because of this, patients who receive root canal therapy experience a completely painless and comfortable dental procedure.

At Akar Dental, we strive to give you top-notch healthcare at reasonable prices while offering the best root canal treatment in Turkey. With the help of our skilled dentist staff and cutting-edge equipment, we perform complex procedures like root canal therapy with great care.

Generally, root canal treatment is 15-30 minutes for a single tooth. Some cases, such as infection on root tips, may require more than one session.

Since local or sedation anesthesia is applied before the operation starts, the patient does not feel any condition causing any pain during the treatment.

If root canal treatment is not applied and the infected tooth root is not treated, a lot of pain is felt. A decrease in oral hygiene occurs, and the infected tooth is extracted. Further, it is possible to lose the infected tooth.

It is prescribed by the dentist if it is necessary before or after root canal treatment or if it is to be used in treatment to protect the patient’s oral health before the procedure.

Root canal treatment is a dental operation that is certain to achieve success. In our clinic, we guarantee that the treatment will work and be done in the best possible ways.

You can contact us to get more information about our oral and dental health treatments and the opportunities we offer.