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LT - 44299 Kaunas, Lithuania
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Endodontology

 

Tooth root canals must be treated after complications caused by decay, cavities are sometimes so deep, that they damage the pulp chamber, and cause pulpitis (inflammation of the dental nerve), which comes out as sudden pain while eating or drinking cold or hot liquids (most often teeth start hurting in the evening or at night). Untreated pulpitis results in apical periodontitis, necrosis of the dental nerve. This disease, similar to pulpitis, is caused by pathogenic micro-organisms. In the case of periodontitis, micro-organisms travel through the root canal, reach the bone, and damage it. Symptoms of periodontitis: spontaneous pains, pain when clenching the teeth, the feeling that the teeth are uplifted. These symptoms usually flare up after getting a cold or with weakened immunity. Sometimes you might not feel any symptoms, but this does not mean that the disease does not need treatment.

The main objective of endodontologic treatment is to remove micro-organisms from the dental canals, periodontal tissues, and bone. Root canals must be thoroughly cleaned using modern chemical materials and mechanical instruments, and filled. Hermetically filled canals prevent micro-organisms from getting inside apical periodontus, the damage heals up, and new canals do not appear.

In some cases treatment of root canals might be unsuccessful; the endodontologically treated tooth starts hurting. The most common reason for such pain is infection left within the root canal. In this case, canals should be treated again, i.e. the doctor removes the filling, thoroughly cleans the channels, and hermetically fills them again.

In more difficult cases, when therapeutical treatment does not help and apical changes do not come out, the treatment would then involve a root resection. This procedure is performed by an oral surgeon.

The treatment is controlled with the help of X-rays. Our clinic uses a digital X-ray system that emits less radiation and enables doctors to view the images on a computer.