Endodontic Assistance

Extra caution is advised in following situations:

A precise diagnosis can be very difficult when the symptoms are vague. Standard tests sometimes produce contradictory results and the X-ray image may also not give any clear evidence.

Access to dental
If the patient has a limited oral aperture, it could be difficult to treat any posterior teeth.

Sclerosed channels
Often with elderly patients, or patients with restored teeth or teeth trauma, sclerosed channels can be difficult to locate.

Curved channels
Curved channels are often difficult to treat and may require special techniques for a clean preparation. Without special instrumentation stepping within the canal can be caused or even in the worst case perforation could occur.

Revisions
If the previous root canal treatment fails, then it is best for this to be revised by an expert. This includes the dissolution of blocked canals, the closure of perforations, the removal of pins and root canal filling materials of all kinds, and of course, broken instruments and silver points.

Root-tip resections
In the past, many failed root fillings were treated with root-tip resections. With this therapy, the chance of success is only about 50%. The orthograde revision of inadequate root filling and, on the other hand, the reduction of germs results in a much better chance of success. Although with the help of the modern techniques, the need for root-tip resection is much lower now, this therapy is sometimes still required. In such a case of necessity, we make use of our most up-to-date microsurgical techniques.

Root canal treatments as an elective procedure
In certain situations, the pulp must be sacrificed due to restorative reasons or questionable vitality. Root canal treatment as elective treatment may also be indicated even if the tooth has no symptoms. However a root canal treatment can be indicated as an elective procedure, even if the tooth shows no symptoms, but the preparation for the crown or a renewed preparation of the coronal seal has caused injury and could lead to an infection.

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