Root canals are known to not have such a good reputation, but nowadays especially with our Doctor Didem Ekiz you can have the best pain free root canal procedure if you are needed to have one. Do you need a root canal? Well, the answer might surprise you…
WHAT İS A ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE?
Root canal is a procedure that helps to save and repair a damaged tooth. A root canal is recommended when the pulp, blood vessels and nerves which are inside of your tooth are damaged and needs repairing.
The term ‘root canal’ is used because we clean the canals inside the tooth’s root.
WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT DURİNG A ROOT CANAL?
Local anesthesia is applied to numb the area, then an opening is made through the top of the tooth down to the damaged or infected pulp. After that our doctor gets to work and helps you get back to your healthy old self!
After the procedure is done the tooth is sealed and a crown can be placed on top.
WHY İS THE ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE REPUTATİON SO BAD?
Usually people are scared of root canal procedures because of the pain but what most people dont know is that the pain the patients are experiencing is because of the damaged or infected tooth and not because of the procedure itself.
Our doctor helps numb the pain by applying anesthesia and does the procedure in the best way possible to guarantee the patient has no pain during or after the procedure.
WHAT SHOULD İ DO AFTER THE ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE?
After the root canal procedure you should listen to any advice your doctor has given you and sometimes the doctor might prescribe you some medicines or pain killers. İf the doctor does prescribe them please use them as the doctor has advised.
Keep your head elevated while sleeping and just be patient fort he first 24 hours after the procedure.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ME NEEDİNG A ROOT CANAL?
You should be on the look out for these types of symptoms, if you have any of them you might need a root canal procedure.
- Severe tooth pain when chewing or applying pressure
- Painful and sensivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Discoloration or darkening of the teeth
- Swelling and tenderness in the areas near the tooth
Make sure to visit a Professional dentist and do follow ups as recommended. Sometimes symptoms might not be there this is why it is necessary to have frequent visits with a Professional dentist to determine whether you do need a root canal procedure or not.
For more information make sure you contact us and you are welcome any time to Schedule an appointment with us. We would be more than happy to help you!