The reason for root canal treatmentmay be an untreated tooth decay or faulty filling. Pathogenic bacteria can reach the tooth pulp and cause its inflammation or necrosis most often manifested by an acute pain. As a consequence, a visit at a dental officeis unavoidable. Pulp inflammations may also develop asymptomatically and the inflammatory process can take many months or even years causing damage to the tissues around the tooth. Therefore, systematic dental check-ups and taking X-ray images of “problematic” teeth is very important.
Root canal treatment, i.e. endodontic treatment, consists of removing the infected tooth pulp (including tooth chamber and roots) and filling the cavity with a biocompatible, antimicrobial material.
Carrying out proper and effective root canal treatment requires considerable experience and patience from a dentist. The doctors working at Triclinium do have the necessary experience and a range of tools and devices facilitating the effective treatment. Apart from the standard kits and materials for root canal therapy, Tricinium owns very modern equipment for taking digital dental X-ray images, measuring the length of root canals or their mechanical cleaning. We also use an ultramodern dental laser, which allows for sterilization (i.e. killing) of pathological bacteria in root canals. As a result, even in difficult cases, the elimination of bacteria and biological root canal cleaning is possible, and the filling effect -durable and long-lasting.
At our clinic root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia and is therefore painless.
Properly treated tooth can last for several years. Especially root canal treatment using laser sterilization guarantees exceptional durability of the effect.
Note, however, that the tissues of a dead tooth are weakened, which can lead to its fracture. Therefore, if there is a significant destruction of the tooth crown, a prosthetic crown should be applied to strengthen it.