Our number one priority is
to preserve your natural teeth.
BENEFITS OF A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
The best tooth is your real tooth.
A root canal treatment is often the last resort and only alternative to preserve a natural tooth before the occurrence of tooth loss and the need for implants.
Our dental clinic offers a range of effective options to treat the inner tooth – that is, the root canal system – and thus sustainably saving the tooth in question. Because your tooth is worth more than the most valuable prosthesis!
AT A GLANCE
The natural tooth is preserved
The appearance is preserved
The consequences of missing teeth are prevented
Expensive dental implants are avoided
Excellent support for a dental bridge later on
TREATMENT SPECIFICS – WITH CURRENT, STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY
We work very precisely with a surgical microscope and take our time for you and your treatment. A comprehensive and comprehensible briefing and personal consultation are indispensable parts of every treatment – just as much as the use of state-of-the-art equipment:
Enables us to locate even the smallest of anatomical structures, such as the root canal or a foreign object (e.g. old root canal fillings)
Allows for the proper measurement of the length of the root canals
Mechanical Processing and Ultrasonic Irrigation
Ensures optimal cleaning and disinfection
Digital Volume Tomography
(3D X-ray) Offers the most precise radiological examinations if necessary
Thanks to modern anesthetic techniques and treatment procedures, root canal treatments today ensue essentially painless. Even when the effect of the anesthesia subsides, rarely do patients experience severe complaints. Any pain that may occur at all can usually be treated with a generic painkiller.
INFECTED DENTAL NERVES
An infection of the dental nerve can be caused by a cavity, a fracture in the tooth, or even by broken implants like crowns, inlays or fillings. If this remains untreated, it could lead to decay of the nerve tissue. Such inflammation can also spread to the to the jawbone, causing severe complications. Even teeth that have previously had a root canal treatment can become inflamed. The cause for this inflammation is always bacteria.
Signs of an infected dental nerve include sudden, severe toothaches which persist for a long period of time. In some cases, this pain is so severe that it spreads to the ear or head, making it impossible for some patients to sleep at night. The area around the affected tooth may also become red and swollen. Small, recurring blisters that release liquid (so-called dental fistulas), also indicate that a dental nerve is infected. In some cases, teeth may even become loose.
The goal of a root canal treatment is to completely remove het bacteria and all decayed tissue from the root canal system. A root canal filling is used to seal the root canal so that new bacteria are unable to contaminate it and you can lead your life pain-free.
THE TOOTH-SAVING TREATMENT
To treat the inner tooth, the tooth is opened to allow the removal of tissue from the dental cavity (pulp cavity). The openings to the extremely fine root canals are then mapped, widened, and disinfected. Next, the length of the canals is measured and processed. After thorough cleansing, the canals are given a root canal filling to seal the hole in the tooth with synthetic material.
In most cases, two to three x-ray images are taken throughout the procedure. After the procedure is finished and the tooth is given time to heal, the tooth is monitored and capped with a crown.
This is what our patients say
Endodontics refers to a scientific focus on the dental pulp and concerns itself primarily with therapy and treatment of inflammation in this area. To combat an illness related to the dental pulp, we may rely on a root canal treatment, for example. At our dental office, Zahn|Zentrum Wiesbaden, cleaning during root canal treatments is carried out mechanically – the most efficient method of tooth preservation.
In order to perform this treatment as painlessly as possible for you, we proceed as follows: we administer an effective local anesthetic, waiting enough time for it to have an effect so that the area in question is as numb as possible. This procedure is often the last chance to save a natural tooth. If successful, the tooth could be preserved for several years to come. Andreas Gawron and his team are there to answer any questions you may have about a root canal treatment in their office in Wiesbaden.
Feel free to contact us or book an appointment online using our contact form.
Cleaning the dental root in root canal therapy
From the most external to the most internal layer, a tooth consists of enamel, the dentin, and the dental pulp. The pulp is also commonly referred to as the dental nerve. This nerve consists primarily of blood vessels and nerve fibers that are connected to a larger system of blood vessels and nerves in the body. This system allows the pulp to provide nutrients for the dentin. This pulp reacts to external influences – be it mechanical, thermal or chemical. If infected, painful toothaches could occur. Should this be the case, our office in Wiesbaden will conduct a root canal treatment to eliminate the infection and thus preserve your tooth using automated cleaning and irrigation techniques.
The infection could be caused by a cavity, a fracture in the tooth, or even by broken implants like crowns, inlays or fillings. If this remains untreated, it could lead to decay of the nerve tissue. Such inflammation can also spread to the to the jawbone, causing severe complications. Even teeth that have previously had a root canal treatment can become inflamed. In this case, a root canal treatment in our dental office in downtown Wiesbaden is the remedy you’ll need. Nevertheless, root canal therapy cannot guarantee you the successful preservation of your teeth for a lifetime: it is simply one of the most effective ways to save your tooth from decay. Want more information on root canal therapy? In our office in Wiesbaden, we’ll discuss with you personally whether or not this treatment is necessary and, if so, help you prepare diligently for the steps of the procedure.
What are the steps of root canal therapy?
To be able to save the tooth in question, the infected tissue must be removed and the root canal system thoroughly cleaned. The tooth itself is covered with a dental dam – a sheet of latex or silicon – to isolate it from the rest of the oral cavity. This prevents the infiltration of bacteria from the remainder of the mouth.
We then create an opening in the chewing surface of the tooth through which the root canals can be lengthened and cleansed with the use of special instruments. To ensure the best possible result, the length of the root canals is precisely measured and any possible side branches mapped as precisely as possible. This is where electronic measuring instruments are put to use.
Next, the root canal system is cleansed over several cleansing processes and with several antibacterial solutions. Finally, the canals are sealed with a biocompatible material to prevent bacterial contamination. The chewing surface is also sealed so that you have as little discomfort as possible after the procedure.
The root canal treatment is conducted using a surgical microscope. We utilize the Extaro dental microscope by Zeiss. This is the company’s newest model and it produces a very bright LED image and a precise enlargement for an optimal view that allows us to find and treat all structures inside of the tooth. This significantly improves the results and long-term prognosis. In our office in Wiesbaden, we use exclusively disposable instruments. That means each and every instrument is used in brand new condition, and later disposed after usage. If you like, you can even take them home with you. Through the use of disposable equipment, we minimize the risk of any the equipment breaking while inside the tooth.
Root canal therapy in Wiesbaden: Off to save your tooth!
Treatment of the dental pulp is an extremely complex dental specialization that requires much tact and experience on part of the attending physician. In our office we believe that tooth loss must be avoided at all costs. Root canal therapy is an extremely successful method with which we’ve had numerous positive experiences.
Thanks to modern anesthetic techniques and treatment procedures, root canal treatments today ensue essentially painless. Even when the effect of the anesthesia subsides, rarely do patients begin to experience severe complaints. Any pain that may occur at all can usually be treated with a generic painkiller.
In most cases, only two appointments are necessary to complete the treatment. The length of each appointment is contingent upon the number of root canals affected and their accessibility. Only when the inflammation subsides entirely can the tooth be sealed. We recommend covering the tooth either with a complete or a partial crown. This way, the tooth will differ from a healthy tooth neither in appearance, nor in stability.
The success of the root canal treatment is then observed in Zahn|Zentrum Wiesbaden by means of an x-ray image.
We strongly believe that the main goal of every treatment should be the preservation of your natural teeth. This is why we support the “Save Your Tooth” campaign of the German Society of Endodontology and Dental Traumatology.
To obtain more information or a second opinion, get in touch with us. You can call us anytime during our opening hours at 0611 / 30 30 08. We look forward to hearing from you!