Root canal treatment

Our root canal treatment: microscopic precision work down to the smallest detail.

The root canals are a complex system with many branches and each tooth is different. That is why we work with a so-called surgical microscope and can thus better locate, widen, fill and seal extremely fine and often very branched canals in the tooth. These are the most important conditions for the long-term success of your treatment.

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The surgical microscope – we take a close look.

We can also re-treat previous root canal treatments that have leaked very well with the surgical microscope. That’s why we always take a close look at your case. Or in other words, the better we can see your teeth, the higher the success rate of your root canal treatment.

Your advantages of root canal treatment with us:

  • Microscopically precise examination of your teeth and root canal treatment
  • Identification of the finest root canals for maximum treatment success
  • Pain relief through the targeted use (filling) of pain-relieving medication
  • Early detection of inflamed roots or areas in the jawbone
  • Preservation of the affected teeth by crowning as a final treatment
  • Painless treatment thanks to local anesthesia
  • Comprehensive root canal treatment cheaper compared to tooth loss/replacement

Questions and answers about root canal treatment

When and why is it necessary to have a root canal treatment?

Teeth have a cavity inside, which is filled with blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.
It is called the “pulp” or simply the “tooth nerve”.

The most common reasons for the death of the tooth nerve are a large cavity or a tooth injury caused by an accident.
Both can cause the tooth nerve to become severely inflamed and extremely painful. However, it can also die off unnoticed. In such cases, the inflamed or dead nerve must be removed.

Why? It would otherwise decompose and cause inflammation in the jaw and throughout the organism.

If a tooth nerve is dead, it must be completely removed and the cavity in the tooth carefully cleaned and disinfected. After that, it is sealed with a so-called root filling as bacteria-proof as possible.

Since the pulp and tubules are extremely small and narrow, root canal treatments are among the most demanding and time-consuming activities of the dentist because of their difficulty.

Does the health insurance pay for root canal treatment?

Statutory health insurance funds cover the costs of root canal treatments according to the principle of “sufficient, expedient and economical”. This means that they pay for the most necessary. Unfortunately, this is not enough to ensure the long-term success of root canal treatment.

At the specialist for root canal treatment, better and successful results can be achieved with modern techniques. This increases the probability that a root-treated tooth will be preserved for a long time to up to 95%. Statutorily insured persons can take advantage of such additional measures if they wish. You will then have to pay yourself.

Private health insurance companies usually also cover the costs of modern treatment methods.

How does the root canal treatment proceed?

After prior anesthesia, the tooth is opened from above and the pulp is exposed. Then the pulp tissue is completely removed with special instruments and the cavity is disinfected. In some cases, a medicinal insert may be made in the tooth for a few days to soothe it.

Then the inside of the tooth is densely filled up to just before the root tips. The goal is to leave no cavities inside the tooth where bacteria could multiply. Otherwise, inflammation and pain could occur again.

Is root canal treatment painful?

Root canal treatments are generally performed with anesthesia. Therefore, as a rule, they are not painful. In rare cases, temporary pain may occur during treatment despite anesthesia.

Can you save money with root canal treatment?

There are only two alternatives for severely inflamed or dead tooth nerves: Preserve the tooth with root canal treatment or extract it and replace it with an implant, crown or bridge.

The cost of an implant with a crown or a bridge is several times higher than the co-payment for a modern root canal treatment. So you can not only save money with it. You also get your own tooth.

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