Endodontics deals with the treatment of the inflamed tooth root. If the pulp, the so-called pulp, is inflamed or has already died, in most cases only root canal treatment can help. The pulp must be completely removed and the resulting cavity sealed with a filling that is bacteria-proof.
Inflammation of the tooth pulp manifests itself through various symptoms – including pain when biting, unpleasant feelings of pressure or pain due to pronounced warm-cold sensitivity. If the patient feels severe pain during a cold test, there is a high probability that the pulp is inflamed.
Root canal treatment at T7 in Berlin
The chances of success with a root canal treatment are high, but require special care and technique on the part of the treating dentist. At T7 we use Zeiss loupes during the operation, which are particularly suitable for root canal treatment. This enables us to reliably record all the root canals that are present in the diseased tooth. The aim of the treatment is to completely remove the inflamed pulp, mechanically expand the root canals in order to remove bacterial residues on the canal walls and then close it with a bacteria-proof root filling .
Special features of endodontics in T7 dentistry
The following dental technology is available to patients at T7:
- Machine reprocessing of the root canals. A precise and time-saving method
- Electronic measurement of the working length. This guarantees complete tissue removal up to the root tip
We recommend these options to our patients, even if they are not covered by health insurance. Due to the complete and sustainable removal of the tissue, no more inflammatory focus can arise. The prognosis for the preservation of the diseased tooth is therefore very good.
When does a root canal treatment make sense?
If the tooth is already badly damaged by the inflammation or the tooth material is too badly damaged, the only option is extraction, i.e. the tooth has to be extracted. On the other hand, dead or inflamed tooth pulp, inflammation below the tooth root or cyst formation near the crown are indications in which a root canal treatment makes sense and can preserve the natural tooth.
Patients with suspected tooth root inflammation or severe pain can arrange an immediate appointment at T7 . After the examination, we advise the patient on possible therapy and, if necessary, carry out a root canal treatment.