The treatment of the majority of teeth requiring root canal treatment is completed on the same day, in an average of 45-60 minutes.
Of course, the experience and knowledge of the physician who performs the treatment is of great importance.
In some cases, for example, when an abscess occurs at the root tips, a second session may be required to complete the treatment depending on the desired results in the treated area. In such cases, the dentist applies a drug in the root canals of the tooth in the first session and and prefers to wait 10-15 days for the drug to take effect.
In the second session, the drug in the root canals of the tooth is removed, the root canals are filled and the treatment is completed.
It is normal to experience a slight sensitivity for 6-7 days when biting or chewing with the treated tooth following root canal treatment. In this case, patients get through this period without complaints by receiving a mild pain reliever and anti-inflammatory drug.
Academic research reveals that the success rate of root canal treatments performed properly under sterile conditions is around 95%.
The life of a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment and whose crown (top part) has been restored with medical supplies is not different from teeth that have not undergone root canal treatment and can remain for a long time in the mouth.
However, restoration of the upper part of the teeth that have undergone root canal treatment is of great importance for the life span of the tooth. Teeth that need root canal treatment have generally suffered a large loss in volume as a result of advanced caries or trauma. As far as such teeth are concerned , it is necessary to ensure the durability and sealing of the top part of the tooth with a correct restoration after root canal treatment.
Today, teeth undergoing root canal treatment can be restored as follows;
- Composite filling (laser filling)
- Porcelain onlay/inlay (porcelain filling)
- Porcelain Veneers
Regarding the procedure to be applied to the tooth, the loss of substance in the tooth and the position of the tooth in the mouth are the main determinants. Academic research reveals that the most durable and aesthetic restorations in teeth undergoing root canal treatment are porcelain fillings or veneers.
Computer-aided dentistry makes it possible to complete (glue) the porcelain restoration on a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment, in as little as 30 minutes, on the same day following the treatment.