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Root canal treatment

Our root canal treatment: Microscopic
Precision work down to the smallest detail.

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, expand, fill and seal extremely fine and often very branched canals in the tooth. These are the most important requirements for the long-term success of your treatment.

The operating microscope -
we take a close look.

Even earlier root canal treatments that have become leaky can be easily re-treated with the operating microscope. That is why we always take a close look at your case. In other words: the better we can see your teeth, more successful is your root canal treatment.

Your root canal treatment advantages with us:

  • Microscopically exact examination of your teeth and root canal treatment
  • Identification of the finest root canals for the greatest possible treatment success
  • Pain relief through targeted use (filling) of pain-relieving medication
  • Early detection of inflamed roots or areas in the jawbone
  • Preservation of the affected teeth by crowns as a final treatment
  • Painless treatment with local anesthesia
  • Comprehensive root canal treatment is cheaper than tooth loss/replacement
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Questions and answers

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions about root canal treatments.

When and why do you need a root canal?

Teeth have a cavity inside that 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 tooth nerve to die are a large cavity or a tooth injury from an accident.
Both can cause the tooth nerve to become very inflamed and extremely painful. It can also die off unnoticed. In such cases, the inflamed or dead nerve must be removed. Why?
Otherwise it would decompose and cause inflammation in the jaw and throughout the orgasm.

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 as bacteria-proof as possible with a so-called root filling.

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 health insurance pay for root canal treatment?

Statutory health insurance companies 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 a 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 canal treated tooth will be preserved for a long time to up to 95%. Such additional measures can be taken by patients with statutory health insurance if they wish. They must then pay themselves. Private health insurances normally 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 calm it down.

Then the inside of the tooth is filled tightly up to just before the root tips. The aim is that no cavities remain 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, they are usually not painful. In rare cases, temporary pain may occur during the treatment despite the anaesthetic.
Can you save money with a root canal?

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 the co-payment for a modern root canal treatment. So you can not only save money. You also get your own tooth.

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