Root Canal Therapy

5-minExpert dentist, Dr. Mustafa Haldun Sevgili and his endodontics team can provide you with transformative, painless root canal therapy. Root canals remain a safe and beneficial treatment to remove infection, save teeth and restore oral and overall health.

Dr. Sevgili can often recognize that a nerve is diseased before it has a chance to infect the tooth. Following discovery of this diseased nerve, our team can perform a root canal to remove the pulp, including the damaged nerve.

When applying laser technology to Root Canals, Kyrenia Dental Clinic in North Cyprus, can precisely clean and remove the infected pulp of the tooth. Laser-assisted root canals allow us to reach bacteria that may have penetrated deep within the tissues of the tooth.

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What is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal treatment, which is also referred to as an endodontics treatment, is a common dental procedure that is used by dentists to remove diseased or dead nerve tissue from inside a tooth.

Applying laser dentistry to each root canal procedure allows them to eliminate 99.99 percent of bacteria as far as 1,000 microns into the walls of the canal, ensuring lasting, effective care.

Why is Root Canal Performed?

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gum tissues. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms.

Will I feel pain during the procedure?

Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.

For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Follow your endodontist’s instructions carefully.

Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your endodontic treatment is completed.

Root Canal Therapy Procedure

Step 1 | Remove Pulp

Dr. Sevgili examines and x-rays the tooth, then administers local anesthetic. After the tooth is numb, he places a small protective sheet over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure. He makes an opening in the crown of the tooth. Very small instruments are used to clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and to shape the space for filling.

Step 2 | Filling

Once the space is cleaned and shaped, Dr. Sevgili fills the root canals with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like material. It is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening. The temporary filling will be removed by your dentist before the tooth is restored.

Step 3 | Dental Crown

Dr. Sevgili will place a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. If the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold the restoration in place, your dentist may place a post inside the tooth.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is virtually painless and often leaves you with less discomfort during recovery than if you have your natural tooth extracted. Thanks to modern techniques and effective anesthesia, patients who experience root canals are six times more likely to describe it as painless than patients who have a tooth extracted.

Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work.

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