ENDODONTIC TREATMENT OF THE DISUSED OR avital TEETH AND IGNITED ZAHNS
In our practice, we can offer you a professional and high-quality root canal treatment with two particularly qualified colleagues:
- Dr. Sabine Gousetis, Specialist in Endodontology at DGET
- Maria Barchmann, dentist with a focus on endodontology and certified member of DGET
Your many years of experience and further training in the field of endodontics guarantee the best possible treatment for your teeth and offer you a gentle treatment in a pleasant atmosphere. It goes without saying that we carry out all treatments according to the current state of knowledge and with the help of the latest technology in order to achieve long-term therapy success. Therefore, our endodontologuists are certified and certified by DGET, the German Society for Endodontology and Dental Traumatology. This postgraduate training requires a high level of commitment and performance, from which you as a patient benefit – with us three times in favour of your teeth!
WHAT DOES ENDODONTIE MEAN?
The technical term endodontics describes the systematic and expert treatment of inflamed tooth nerves and dead teeth. The tooth nerves are located in the middle, i.e. inside the tooth and lie in so-called root canals. This root canal system is finely branched similar to the branches of a tree and a root canal treatment is correspondingly difficult and demanding. In root canal treatment, the nerve and the flammable or dead tissue are completely and thoroughly removed from the complex root canal system with the help of special instruments. The channel system is then extended to seal it with a filling with a filling with a bacteria-tight filling using Guttapercha (tree resin). Since this procedure is very complex, our specially trained endodontologists work with magnifying glasses and an operating microscope during root canal treatment. This ensures our patients the highest level of precision and gives you the assurance that the dentist can really identify and treat all channels.
SIGNS OF NERVOUS INFLAMMATION
- Sensitivity to cold
- Sensitivity to eating, especially when eating sweet foods
- Pulling pain, sometimes radiating to other head regions
- Feeling of pressure
- The tooth feels too high when chewing
Inflammation of the nerve tissue leads to the death of the affected tooth. A dead tooth is the result. Root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) prevents this tooth loss due to inflammation and patients benefit from a permanent tooth retention.
URSACHEN FOR IGNITED WURZELCHANNELS
- Tooth decay: Since tooth decay is a bacterial disease, bacteria can enter the nerves via the dentin canals in a deep caries and trigger inflammation there.
- Gum pockets: Deep gum pockets, sometimes favored by periodontitis, can lead to bacteria entering the so-called periodontal gap, thus creating an inflamed root tip.
- Overload: Physical stresses such as strong forces during crunching or pressing can also lead to irritation of the nerve and inflammation.
- Disorders in other organ systems
- Since each tooth is connected to organs of the body via certain meridians, disturbances can also occur in the area of the intestine, for example, in the case of an inflamed or dead tooth.
- Discoloration of dead teeth: A discoloration of dead teeth, in particular a gray discoloration, is due to oxidized blood components that accumulate in the remaining tooth leg. Through so-called internal bleaching, these teeth can be lightened again.
Our experienced dentists, specializing in root canal treatments, use highly magnifying magnifying glasses with integrated LED light and an operating microscope in root canal treatment. Thus, precise and safe treatment is guaranteed without unacceptable consequences.
WHEN WILL ROOT TREATMENT BE NECESSARY?
In the inner center of a healthy tooth is the tooth marrow consisting of blood vessels and nerves. In case of deep tooth decay or when a large piece of the tooth breaks off, bacteria can enter the tooth marrow. In rare cases, the tooth marrow (pulp) can also be infected via a deep-lying gum pocket. This leads to a sometimes very painful inflammation, which irreversibly destroys the tissue. The further penetration of the pathogens and the degradation products of the dying tooth marrow (so-called toxins) cause a defensive reaction of the body around the root tip. This inflammation at the root of the tooth can exist painlessly and unnoticed for a long period of time and in the sense of a disturbance field impair the relevant meridian. In addition, inflammation can trigger symptoms in widely branched areas of the body (chronic inflammatory process). The source of inflammation can pass into the acute state at any time: from severe bite symptoms to a purulent abscess with a swelling in the area of the root tip.
HOW CAN WE HELP THEM?
The only way to maintain the diseased tooth in the long term is root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment. Only a complete cleaning of the intertwined root canal system as well as thorough elimination of harmful bacteria, metabolic products and residues of the decayed tooth marrow ensure the lasting success of the treatment. If bacteria continue to be found in the root canal after the end of endodontic therapy, the result is often a remainder or even an increase in the inflammatory heart in the jawbone around the root tip. If the source of inflammation cannot be eliminated by root treatments, a root tip resection will take place in the final step of the treatment. In this case, the root tip is thoroughly surgically removed by our dentists. A root filling is then carried out in order to seal the root canal for bacteria imperimated with the tooth preservation as the target.
OUR GOAL: THE RECOVERY AND PRESERVATION OF THE TOOTH
According to the current state of knowledge, no compromises should be made in root canal treatment. If the treatment is not carried out absolutely thoroughly, this inevitably leads to a deterioration of the prognosis of the affected tooth. What is the process of good root canal treatment?
With these professional measures of modern root canal treatment, we achieve the greatest possible bacterial freedom in the root canal system with the best prospects for long-term success:
- Production of a sterile work area with luggage dam protection using sterile rotating disposable channel preparation instruments made of highly flexible nickel-titanium
- Alloy with the help of a computer-controlled stepper motor that measures torque 300 times per second and adjusts it optimally
- Ultrasonic-activated cleaning of the root canal for cleaning side channels
- Use of additional medical, disinfecting rinsing solutions for detaching and rinsing organic residues in the root canal
- Complementary electronic measurement of root canal lengths to prevent sub-/overfill of root canals
- Root filling: After cleaning the root canals, elaborate root filling techniques are used, such as lateral condensation or thermal filling technology with the natural material Guttapercha obtained from the juice of the gutta tree
HOW LONG DOES ROOT CANAL TREATMENT TAKE?
Today’s modern treatment is much more pleasant and gentle than before. Nevertheless, root canal treatment usually takes place in several sessions, which take about an hour or more.
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF SUCCESS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
When using all the means available to us within the framework of modern root canal treatment, there is a very good chance that the diseased tooth can be preserved sustainably healthy and free of inflammation. In the rarest of cases, a root canal is s-shaped, branches or in other ways makes mechanical preparation impossible. These cases can unfortunately not be completely ruled out before root canal treatment is carried out.
ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
The alternative would be a denture. The tooth is surgically removed and the gap in the middle is then replaced by a bridge (two crowns and a replaced tooth firmly incorporated) or a dental implant (artificial tooth root) with crown.
ARE YOU TOT AFTER A ROOT TREATMENT?
Jein. As for the sensation of temperature and the warning from pain of tooth decay – yes; in terms of button-finding – no. This sensation does not come from the root, but from nerves that come from the tooth-holding apparatus and are preserved.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
The tooth is already considerably weakened by the root canal treatment itself and becomes somewhat brittle, which is coined with a more or less pronounced grey discoloration. Therefore, these teeth should always be supplied with a dental crown or partial crown, which best protects the tooth from break-up as well as from a new infection with bacteria.
Please keep in mind: an optimally root-treated and then ceramic-supplied tooth can perform its full service in the mouth for a lifetime without developing into a disturbance field. Further surgical measures, such as root tip resection, will most likely not be necessary either.
Do you have any questions about root canal treatment or would you like more information about endodontic treatment and would like to talk to a dentist? Get in touch now and contact our dental specialists from KU64 in Berlin and benefit from our holistic service. The endodontology experts at our practice in Berlin Charlottenburg have already carried out countless root treatments and thus freed the affected patients from their pain. We offer you the possibility of individual consultation, in which you will learn more about the modern methods of endontology. Our endodontologists (root canal specialists) will educate you about possible costs and the treatment steps and take away your fear.
Do you have any questions? Get in touch with us! We inform you about costs for patients of the statutory insurance, but also privately insured patients receive all information about the costs incurred for the treatment.
We will take the time to ask you further questions about the course of the treatments. Our practice team in Berlin will also provide you with all the information on root canal treatment (endodontics) and will of course be happy to answer any questions you may have about oral surgery, implantology, periodontology, orthodontics, prophylaxis (professional dental cleaning) and all other services of our dental practice!
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