ENDODONTIC TREATMENT STAGES
Endodontic treatment can be done in one or two sessions depending on the degree of difficulty of the tooth due to morphology, the extent of the inflammation and the specificity of each patient.
Initially, sufficient anesthesia is achieved in the tooth area so that the patient feels comfortable during the endodontic treatment process.
Then a rubber is placed around the tooth to keep the tooth clean and dry from the shawls and to avoid events such as ingestion of small tools or disinfectants used during endodontic treatment.
Then, with the help of magnification (microscope or special magnifying glasses), the damaged tooth is cleared and access to the inside of the tooth is effected to effectively remove the contaminated or buried pulp with special manual and power tools combined with liquid disinfectants.
Once we have cleansed, disinfected and given the shape required in the tooth root canal system, the root canals are blocked with a thermoplastic material called gutta percha to prevent reinfection. Finally, a temporary sealant is placed until the tooth is permanently restored (seal or crown).
At the end of the session, there is likely to be a tenderness in the tooth and a mild pain during chewing for a few days. It is normal and expected and usually painkillers and anti-inflammatories are given for 1-2 days. This sensitivity passes gradually and has nothing to do with the prognosis of the tooth.