What is Root Canal Treatment? Costs and Care

Root canal treatment involves removing the crown and root pulp, cleaning the canals mechanically and chemically, and completing the process by filling the root canal and the tooth crown.

In Which Situations is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

Root canal treatment can be performed in cases of deep cavities that cause pulp damage, when the pulp tissue loses its vitality, in periradicular tissue damage, and in teeth that have experienced trauma.

Is There Pain During or After Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is performed painlessly under local anesthesia. In some cases, there may be minimal sensitivity, and in such situations, auxiliary anesthesia methods can be applied.

Post-treatment pain usually decreases and subsides within 48 hours. If there is pain between sessions during multi-session treatments, the dentist may prescribe a suitable pain reliever or anti-inflammatory medication. 

Post-Treatment Care for Root Canal Treatment

Patients should continue their routine oral care after the treatment, take any prescribed medication regularly, and not miss routine check-ups. The dentist may recommend crowning the tooth as the final restoration; if so, this should be completed without delay.

Success of Root Canal Treatment

The success of the treatment depends on many factors such as the canal anatomy, the extent of infection in the tooth, the amount of substance loss in the tooth, the patient’s age, and systemic condition.

However, today, even challenging cases can be successfully treated thanks to the development of rotary instrument systems, electronic apex locators, sonic and ultrasonic activation devices, rubber dam usage, and advanced conditions in magnification and lighting.

Cost of Root Canal Treatment

The cost of root canal treatment varies depending on the number of canals, the number of sessions, and the final restoration to be done. For detailed information, we invite you to our clinic 🙂


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