Why is microscopic root canal treatment better than the traditional procedure?
Tooth material loss is minimal here. Microscope assisted root canal treatments are among the most precise therapies due to the accuracy of the process. With the help of the microscope, we can avoid tooth fractures (cracks), which are often the reasons for unsuccessful root canal treatments. We can specifically close off any open root tips (apex), false routes or perforations. Obsolete silver point fillings can be removed with the help of the microscope.
We can easily detect and open accessory canals of molar teeth. We can also safely find, open and clean C-shaped canals or canals of complicated anatomy. Specially curved canals can also be explored and accurately filled.
Using the microscope allows for special treatments, like the removal of fractured instruments.
These are all performed gently and without pain in a relaxing environment.
Frequently asked questions and answers about microscopic root canal treatment
QUESTION: How long does a microscopic root canal treatment take?
ANSWER: Microscope-aided root canal treatment is one of the most precise therapies, and since it requires more time than a traditional root canal procedure, one session is about 2 hours long. However, it is important to know that our root canal treatment using cutting-edge technology requires usually 2 (in rare cases 3) sessions. In contrast, older technology required 6-7 occasions to replace the medicine in the tooth.
QUESTION: How long is the interval between two root canal treatments with the medicine in the tooth?
ANSWER: Generally, 4-6 weeks are required, but this varies from case to case.
QUESTION: Will the root canal treatment hurt?
ANSWER: Root canal treatments are not painful therapies, however during the first time we almost always administer anaesthesia to avoid any discomfort.
QUESTION: Why do I need an injection if an already dead or re-treated tooth is to be treated?
ANSWER: Because unexplored areas and canals could cause discomfort to the patient during the treatment.
QUESTION: How can I keep my mouth open for 2 hours?
ANSWER: Before applying the coffer dam, we place a so called bite-block into the patient’s mouth (if so needed), and by biting down on it, the pressure on joints and jaw muscles are relieved.
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