One of the most common causes of pain that brings people to the dentist is root canals.
What causes a root canal problem?
When the dental pulp in the center of a tooth is damaged by bacterial infection, the pulp will begin to die, allowing the bacteria to spread and multiply. A loose tooth, pain when eating or drinking, or just a regular check-up may lead to a dental X-ray which confirms the diagnosis. Further down the road, untreated root canal problems may cause swelling, oozing pus or a darkening of the tooth, as it dies. The pain can reach unbearable levels and swelling, and fever during the night may be experienced. Daunting though it may be, it is vital that you see Dr Sofia as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of these symptoms. She will be able to use the very latest technology to treat it with the minimum level of pain and discomfort.
How does treatment work?
The treatment consists of removing the inflamed and infected dental pulp from the center of the tooth, as well as cleaning and disinfecting the pulp chamber, and filling and sealing it with a biocompatible material. The tooth is then able to be restored with a crown or tooth-colored filling, after which the tooth can function normally.
What is unique about the treatment on offer at Euromed?
Dr. Sofia uses lasers to remove the infected tissue from the root’s canal. Laser therapy is extremely effective when it comes to opening and disinfecting the tooth’s canals, and results in less inflammation caused by the infected roots, and fewer dental visits to finish the treatment. All in all, you will find the treatment is far less painful than the problem itself!
How many dental visits are required?
Each individual case is different, so root canal treatment can vary in the number of visits required; uncomplicated root canals may only take one visit, while more complicated ones may require several appointments.
Why are root canals important?
Root canal treatments are important when the nerve tissue of a tooth is inflamed, because the infection does not go away unless it is treated, and can result in an abscess or other problems in the body.
Treatment of the existing tooth is far preferable to extraction, and Dr Sofia’s expertise with laser therapy makes this by far the better option. The fact that a natural tooth is saved during a root canal procedure means that you are less at risk of unwanted tooth shifting, TMJ dysfunction, bone resorption, and other problems that are common when teeth are removed.
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Dr. Sofia Aravopoulou
General Dentist and Implantologist
A member of the World Federation of Lasers in Dentistry and the International Society of Laser Dentistry amongst others, Dr Sofia is fast becoming a name-to-know in the world of dentistry. Her mission is simple: to fuse science and art in her pioneering clinic which will ensure her patients’ teeth are healthy and so beautiful that they will always want to smile – and her expertise in Digital Smile Design (DSD) is testament to her ethos.Read more