Endodontic Therapy

Definition: A procedure in which the doctor removes the infected and damaged pulp tissue from within the tooth and then fills the root canals with a special biocompatible material.

The tooth consists of a superficial layer called enamel, under which is the dentin (the hard layer), that covers the soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which is the source of “food” for your tooth. When the pulp becomes infected, it causes pain and high sensitivity to your tooth, and if left untreated it may lead to abscess of the bone under the tooth.

How does it work?

First the doctor injects a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth itself, then he/she will place a dental dam (protective sheet made of rubber or vinyl) over the area of the tooth to isolate it from the bacteria found in saliva or the rest of the mouth. Then the proper work starts by drilling a way through the dentin to the pulp, which the doctor cleans from the pulp chamber and root canal with a special instrument. The next step is completed by disinfecting the canals and then shaping them for further filling. The doctor then fills the canals with a thermoplastic material called gutta-percha and seals them with a cement adhesive. The procedure is completed by placing a filling to close the opening, which can be permanent or temporary (requires a second visit to remove it and fill the opening with the permanent one). If the tooth was severely damaged and the doctor had to drill a lot of your tooth structure, you may need a crown to cover the damage.

What are the risks?

  • Infections;
  • The reappearance of the problem at the same tooth after some time;
  • The tooth could be badly damaged and should be extracted (situation visible after drilling through the surface);

How to prepare for the procedure?

There is no need for anything special done, just try not to smoke or/and drink alcohol for 24 h prior to the procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes about 30-40 min, and if you will need a second visit to the doctor for the permanent filling, it could take even less.

How to recover after the procedure?

  • The doctor may prescribe antibiotics for a couple of days;
  • The first couple of days after the procedure the tooth will be more sensitive, so avoid chewing with it, and eating and/or drinking cold or hot meals;
  • Avoid chewing gum with that tooth for the first 2-3 days, especially if you have a temporary filling;
  • Provide a good hygiene for your teeth;
  • Pain is manageable with medication.

Providers that provide Endodontic Therapy Service

Providers Score Reviews Location
Dentica by Cristina Suaza
94.84
8 Colombia
Micris Dental Clinic
94.84
3 United Arab Emirates
Premium Dental Turkey
94.84
3 Turkey
Ferrari Dental Clinic
93.56
2 Lebanon
Smile Infinity
93.56
2 United Arab Emirates
Alverna Dental Studio
91.44
1 Romania
Oris Dental Center
91.44
1 United Arab Emirates
Vithas Xanit International Hospital
91.44
1 Spain
Albufeira Health Institute™ by Clínica Dentária Dr. Cris Piessens, Lda.
Not Rated
0 Portugal
Bangkok International Dental Center (BIDC)
Not Rated
0 Thailand
Chaves Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 Costa Rica
ConfiDental Costa Rica
Not Rated
0 Costa Rica
Dent Halikarnas Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 Turkey
Dental Health Costa Rica
Not Rated
0 Costa Rica
Dr Garg`s Multispecialty Dental Centre
Not Rated
0 India
Dr. Joy Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 United Arab Emirates
Dr. Michael`s Dental Clinic
Not Rated
0 United Arab Emirates
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Not Rated
0 United Arab Emirates
Helvetic Dental Clinics Budapest
Not Rated
0 Hungary
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi
Not Rated
0 India