About Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure which is done to treat infection at the center of the tooth. This procedure is also known as endodontic. The infection is caused by bacteria which occurs in the mouth and invades the tooth, which usually happens after

  • Tooth decay
  • Leaky fillings
  • Damage to the teeth

The root canal system contains the dental pulp (soft tissue at the centre of the tooth), and extends from the crown of the tooth to the end of the root. More than one root canal can be done for each tooth.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

Before treating the infection in the root canal, the bacteria causing it needs do be removed. This process is done by removing the tooth or removing the bacteria from the root canal system. Once the bacteria are removed, the root canal will be filled up and the tooth will be sealed with a filling or crown. The procedure is done using local anesthetic so the patient will not feel any pain or discomfort.  After the root canal treatment the tooth can last around 10 years, in most of the cases it can last for a lifetime.

Suitable Patients for Root Canal Treatment

• Patients who suffer from infections in the dental pulp

• Both male and female patients who are at a good health condition

• Patients who are healthy both mentally and physically

• Patients with healthy gums

• Patients over the age of 16

Before Root Canal Treatment

• X-rays will be taken of the tooth

• Alcohol must be avoided at least 12 hours before the treatment

• Smoking must be avoided 12 hours before the treatment

After Root Canal Treatment

• Patients must avoid biting on hard foods until the treatment is complete

• Patients must maintain a good oral hygiene

• Patients must take care to not consume too much sugary food

• Patients must give up smoking if they do so

• Patients must brush the teeth twice a day and use floss once a day

• Patients must take medication prescribed by the dentist

Risks of Root Canal Treatment

Just like every treatment there are some risks with a root canal treatment like

  • Loss of the teeth
  • Developing abscess at the root of teeth
  • Allergic reaction to materials used

Definition

Dental pulp – center of a tooth

Abscess – pus, which has built up around a tissue

Local anesthesia – induces absence of sensation to a specific part of the body.

Trip Schedule of Root Canal Treatment

The patients will attend a consultation with the dentist and will be advised about the treatment and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the treatment. X-rays will be taken of the tooth. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the clinic the next day.
Root Canal Treatment will be performed. The treatment is done under local anesthesia and will take around an hour and can increase depending on the extent of treatment. Once everything is done and right then the patient is ready to return to their destination or enjoy their time in Turkey. In some cases the treatment may extend to a few days or weeks.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure which is done to treat infection at the center of the tooth. This procedure is also known as endodontic.

How is Root Canal Treatment done?

Before the infection in the root canal can be treated, the bacteria needs do be removed. This process is done by removing the tooth or removing the bacteria from the root canal system. Once the bacteria are removed the root canal will be filled up and the tooth will be sealed with a filling or crown. The procedure is done using local anesthetic so the patient will not feel any pain or discomfort.

How long does Root Canal Treatment take?

The treatment usually takes from an hour minimum to perform, and the duration and visits to the dentist can increase depending on the situation.

When can I return to work?

Patients can return to work straight away after the treatment as long as they feel comfortable.

Who can have a Root Canal Treatment?

The treatment is suitable for men and women over the age of 16.

Are there any risks of Root Canal Treatment?

Just like every treatment there are some risks with a root canal treatment like

  • Loss of the teeth
  • Developing abscess at the root of teeth
  • Allergic reaction to materials used

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Root Canal Treatment is 1 – 2 days including consultation before and after the treatment. The duration of the treatment can change depending on the situation.

Devices used in a Root Canal Treatment

In a root canal treatment a dental drill is used to make a hole in the teeth to reach the infected area.

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