The most common reason for endodontic treatment is inflammation and/or necrosis of the dental pulp. The dental crown is the place where microorganisms enter the pulp and root canals. Caries, trauma, restorative surgery, even microscopic fractures on intact teeth can open the way to dentinal tubules and root canals. As a result of the action of microorganisms, the pulp becomes infected.

Who needs endodontic treatment?

Patients who have one of the following symptoms:

  • Pain when biting
  • Occurrence of swelling
  • Sensitivity of teeth to temperature changes
  • Pulsating pain
  • Fistula at the apex of the root

Sometimes endodontic therapy needs to be done on previously treated teeth as well. Previous endodontic treatment should be repeated if it doesn´t have sufficient quality, if the periapical process did not heal during the follow-up period and/or the patient has symptoms. Re-treatment due to inadequate and loose filling without periapical process is undertaken if it is necessary to change the restoration or in case of making a prosthetic replacement.

What is the course of the procedure?

Before starting endodontic treatment, it is necessary to record the procedure for the dentist to get acquainted with the pathology and morphological features of the canal. At the A2 dental clinic, we use state-of-the-art digital imaging devices that reduce the radiation dose by up to 90% compared to classic X-rays.

Before starting therapy, the patient is always given local anaesthesia to make the procedure completely painless.

It is important to provide a dry working field during therapy to prevent contamination of the tooth cavity with bacteria which greatly reduces the possibility of a positive treatment outcome. To ensure this we use a rubber dam that isolates the tooth being treated.

Therapy begins with the removal of the dental pulp and chemical and mechanical cleaning of the tooth canal. The procedure of cleaning the canal in the A2 dental clinic is performed by machine-driven rotary technology, which contributes to better quality and speeds up the procedure, which reduces discomfort for the patient.