Endodontics

Endodontics is more commonly known as root canal treatment. For most patients, this is the term that reaches the deepest parts of the tooth. In endodontic treatment, the infected tissue is removed from the root canal, and then replaced with a plastic material. If the doctor qualifies a specific tooth for root canal treatment, this means that the decay bacteria have already invaded the root of the tooth. They must have gone through the enamel, the dentin and penetrated to the innervated dental pulp, which is connected with the circulatory system of the entire body. The situation, which is not only dangerous for the tooth, but also affects the joints, the heart, the kidneys and other organs of your body, requires immediate treatment.

Root canal treatment is essential when it comes to an inflammation of the dental pulp (pulpitis). Various factors may underlie pulpitis: deep cavities, large fillings, tooth injuries.
Our innovative equipment, including an operative microscope, an endodontic scaler and digital radiography enable us to offer you a single-visit treatment.

Stages of endodontic (root canal) treatment:

 

1

Diagnosis

1. The number of root canals is established based on an X-ray image.
2

Tooth crown preparation

The tooth is cleaned of decay bacteria and the walls of the tooth are prepared to enable easy access to all the root canals.
3

Cleaning of infected root canals

The infected pulp is removed from all the root canals. Then, chemical disinfection is performed, which is aimed at thorough cleaning of the root canals from the remaining bacteria that were not removed mechanically.
4

Filling of the cleaned canals

The root canals are filled with a special preparation, which ensures a tight barrier against reoccurrence of bacteria.
5

The last stage of the treatment

Is to restore its anatomical shape (see conservative treatment).

The proper and thorough endodontic treatment is necessary not only to preserve the tooth or its root but also to prevent chronic and hidden inflammation that affect your general health. In endodontic treatment, the positioning of the dental roots is very important. If the roots are very curved, it may be hard for the endodontist to fully clean up the root canal despite using state-of-the-art equipment. Root canal treatment usually takes around 2 hours (and ca. 1.5 hours if the tooth has less canals).

The procedure is performed under anaesthesia, so the patient does not feel any discomfort. During endodontic treatment, doctors use a microscope, which enables to clean the root canals more thoroughly from bacteria.

Our specialists in endodontics include dr Paulina Kisiel, dr Łosek Marcin and dr Magdalena Matel.