Endodontics and root canal treatment
Like periodontics, endodontics (or endodontology) is concerned with tooth preservation.The most common dental treatment in endodontics is root canal treatment, where the irreversibly inflamed and pain-causing nerve of a tooth is removed and the canals of the tooth are disinfected and cleared of bacteria. This allows the tooth to become completely pain-free again and, ideally, to remain intact. We at Praxis Mitte use state-of-the-art diagnostics to find the cause of your toothache and treat diseases inside the tooth, the tooth nerve (also called pulp) and the tissue surrounding the tooth root. Let us consult you and make an appointment in our dentist’s office for endodontics in Berlin Mitte!
How does the endodontic dentist treat a tooth root canal?
Endodontics involves treating the damaged and bacterially infected root canal. The aim of a root canal treatment is to preserve the infected or dead tooth and to eliminate bacteria and dead tissue from the root canals. The root canals are then cleaned with a disinfectant solution and the tooth is sealed tightly again. The specialists for endodontology in Berlin at Praxis Mitte work with very delicate instruments. In many cases, they use a dental microscope or magnifying glasses, because the root canal system is not visible to the naked eye. If the inflammation cannot be cured by root canal treatment, a root tip resection may be necessary. In this surgical procedure, the tips of the tooth roots are removed in our dental practice together with the inflammation and the tooth is sealed tightly again from below.
Previous to the treatment, a digital X-ray is taken to determine how far the inflammation has progressed. We also can take a 3D image, which shows all the tissues involved and usually indicates the cause of the inflammation. Of course, a detailed, personal consultation is part of the endodontic treatment in our Berlin dentist office. Our practitioners at Praxis Mitte will explain the exact procedure of the intervention. They will also inform you in detail about the different possibilities of endodontology, such as mechanical root canal treatment or the treatment of the tooth under the microscope.
Is a root canal treatment painful?
Many patients are afraid of a root canal treatment because of the misconception that it is a painful procedure. However, to the contrary, a root canal treatment actually does not cause pain, but removes it – together with the diseased nerve tissue as the cause. If the infected tooth nerve is still intact, you will be given a local anaesthetic by the dentist. Our modern technical equipment (and also our entertainment 😉 ) make the endodontic treatment as pleasant as possible; we promise you a virtually pain-free experience. Trust us!