Root canal treatment in Freiburg: Because you need your teeth!

With a root canal treatment we are able to save a diseased tooth, which without such help would be lost to you. Through caries or damage to the tooth, bacteria enter the tooth pulp and cause inflammation. This can cause severe pain! The root canals are particularly affected by inflammation.

What a root canal treatment looks like

  1. We numb the affected tooth so that the procedure is pain-free for you!
  2. We set up access to the tooth.
  3. Using an operating microscope, we remove the inflamed or already dead tissue in the tooth’s interior as far as the root tips.
  4. We disinfect the widely branched canal system.
  5. Finally, by means of a filling, we make the tooth bacteria-proof.

After a root canal treatment, the tooth is usually completely restored and may serve as a support for a possible prosthesis, and is both optically and functionally indistinguishable from the other teeth.

Only in very rare cases is a repetition of the treatment, or an additional surgical procedure, known as a root tip resection, necessary. From a patient’s perspective, there is no special prerequisite for a successful endodontic treatment.

How do I recognize an inflamed tooth nerve?

If a tooth nerve is inflamed, it does not always hurt. A tooth can be quietly suffering without you noticing it! In such cases, the nerve may retract over years until it dies. Because the body repels the dead tissue, there is again inflammation, however this time on the bone around the root tip. This can cause the bone to lose substance and teeth to be lost.Therefore, it is important to come regularly for prophylaxis in our Freiburg practice. We are able to recognize if your tooth nerve is doing well and if needed, can take action in time. It is furthermore important that you are aware of the symptoms of inflammation of the tooth root:

  • Pounding and intense pain
  • Pounding and intense pain
  • Heat and cold sensitivity
  • Contact pain
  • Swelling in the area of ​​the jaw bone
  • Pustules
Inform yourself about root canal treatment at our practice in Freiburg! Please call us on: 0761 71040