Root Canals

Gentle root canal treatments using modern technology

A root canal treatment preserves the tooth despite a diseased or complete dead dental nerve. This much damage to a nerve is caused by a deep carious lesion or sometimes even an accident.

Nerve inflammation can be recognized by one or more of the following symptoms: a high sensitivity to hot and cold, pain while eating (avoiding one side when chewing), pulsing pain (often at night, disturbing sleep), radiating pain, the tooth feeling "too large" when chewing, a noticeable swelling in the area of the mouth, and the typical "fat cheeks".

Step-by-step towards the goal

A root canal typically follows several steps:
During the first appointment, the inflamed or dead tissue is removed with Reciproc® technology. A medicinal padding is then placed in the root cavities. This technique allows for a neat and easy preparation of the canal with a sterile single-use file. To allow ourselves to be careful and precise, we work with magnifying glasses.
During the second appointment, the padding is removed, the canal is cleaned out and the root canal receives a solid filling of tree gum. This prevents bacteria coming into contact with the canal.
Because this filling must harden first, the crown of the tooth is rebuilt only during the third appointment.

Teeth with a root canal treatment become brittle over time due to the fact that the body no longer nourishes them. It is recommended that they be covered with a crown after waiting approximately a year. Root canal treatments are regarded as having a success rate of around 75%. If there is continued inflammation, the next step is to consider a root tip resection in order to preserve the tooth.

We are happy to advise you in detail about whether a tooth can be saved through a root canal treatment or if it would be better to remove the tooth. In the case of a tooth extraction, a dental implant can, for example, be used to replace the tooth.


Family Dental Practice
Dr. Lea Recoder

Zahnärztin SSO

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