It is necessary to treat root canals so that the infection from unhealthy tooth won’t get to the surrounding tissues through the apex of the root.
The process of inflammation inside of the tooth may occur due to caries, traumatic injury of the tooth, disseminated periodontal pathology, incorrectly performed treatment procedure, and so on. If not treated on time, the root canal will become a reservoir of microorganisms, causing further, more severe complications. And their treatment could be longer, more complex and expensive.
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF ROOT CANAL TREAMENT:
- Access to the canals through a cavity formed in the tooth;
- Mechanical cleansing of the canal, formation, and chemical treatment;
- Filling of the canal;
- Dental crown restoration;
At “Dantene” odontology clinic, endodontic root canal treatment and filling are performed by using dental Carl Zeiss OPMI pico microscope. It helps to see things that a bare eye cannot: narrow entrances to canals, additional canals, root fractures or canals calcified as a result of the injury.
A QUESTION MOST ASKED BY PATIENTS – WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO RETREAT PREVIOUSLY TREATED CANALS ?
- The canals weren’t correctly treated before because there were no such sharp, flexible and convenient instruments for cleaning and formation of canals. That’s why the infection wasn’t properly eliminated;
- Canals used to be filled fit paste, which was difficult to fill the canal up to the apex qualitatively. Also, with time this paste used to get washed out from canals by tissue fluids.
- The root canal system is very complicated. The main canal has lateral canals, and the closer to the apex, the more lateral canals there are. They cannot be accessed with instruments. Therefore, it’s critical for the filling to tightly fill the entire canal up to the apex, thus blocking lateral canals.