Root canal treatment is a treatment applied in case of inflammation or infection of the pulp of the tooth, which contains the nerve and vascular tissue. The goal of this treatment is to save the tooth by removing the inflamed or infected pulp. It is generally based on the process of cleaning, shaping, disinfecting the root canals of the tooth and then filling them with filling material.

Most Commonly Used Types of Root Canal Treatment

1. Classical Root Canal Treatment

Classical Root Canal Treatment is the most commonly used type of root canal treatment. In this treatment, the dentist uses special tools to remove the pulp of the tooth. The dental canals are then cleaned, shaped and filled with a material called gutta-percha. Classical root canal treatment is usually completed in a single session.

2. Laser Root Canal Treatment

In laser root canal treatment, laser is used to remove the pulp and clean the dental canals. The use of laser provides a less invasive treatment and may be more comfortable than traditional root canal treatment. Laser root canal treatment is usually completed in a single session.

3. Microscopic Root Canal Treatment

In microscopic root canal treatment, the dentist uses a microscope to see the tooth canals in more detail. This ensures a more precise and effective treatment. Microscopic root canal treatment is usually completed in more than one session.

4. Surgical Root Canal Treatment

Surgical root canal treatment is used when other types of root canal treatment cannot be applied. In this treatment, the dentist performs a minor surgical procedure to reach the root end of the tooth. Surgical root canal treatment is usually completed in more than one session.

5. Single Session Root Canal Treatment

It is similar to standard root canal treatment, but the procedure is completed in one session. This method may be preferred in less complicated cases.

6. Revision Root Canal Treatment

Revision Root Canal Treatment is performed in cases where previous canal treatment has failed or infection occurs again. Existing filling material and infected tissues are cleaned and a new root canal treatment is applied.

7. Apical Resorption Treatment

Apical Resorption Treatment is a treatment method applied when resorption (bone loss) occurs at the root tip of the tooth. Depending on the cause of resorption, damaged tissues at the root tip are cleaned and root canal treatment is applied if necessary.

8. Re-Root Treatment

Re-Root Treatment is a form of treatment applied when re-infection occurs in the root canals of the tooth or other problems occur after root canal treatment. Re-root canal treatment involves re-cleaning, shaping and disinfecting the canals.

These are some of the root canal treatment methods and each may be suitable for different situations. A detailed examination should be performed by a dentist to determine which treatment method is appropriate. The choice of root canal treatment type is made according to the condition of the tooth, the patient’s preference and the dentist’s experience.

What You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment!

  • Root canal treatment is a very effective treatment to save teeth.
  • Root canal treatment is a painless treatment when applied correctly.
  • Sensitivity may occur in teeth after root canal treatment. This sensitivity is usually temporary.
  • It is important to pay attention to oral hygiene to prolong the life of your teeth after root canal treatment.
  • If you are experiencing pain and sensitivity in your teeth, you can contact your dentist and get information about root canal treatment.

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      Is pain felt during root canal treatment?

      Since the tooth is anesthetized during root canal treatment, no pain is felt. Afterwards, until a complete recovery is achieved, pain will be felt, although not as much as at the beginning of the treatment.

      How many sessions does root canal treatment take?

      If the inflammation has not progressed to the root, it is expected to end in a single session, otherwise it will be completed in two or 3 sessions.

      Does the color of the root canal treated tooth darken over time?

      In some teeth that have undergone root canal treatment, darkening of the tooth can often occur over time. This darkening is usually caused by the color of the filling material used in the canal.

      How to fix a root canal treated tooth that has darkened in color?

      The treated tooth regains its old color with the whitening material placed inside the tooth, whose color has darkened in one or two sessions.