At our clinic, root canal treatments are always performed with Dental dam (Kofferdam). This involves isolating the tooth from the oral cavity with a tension rubber, thus ensuring a dry and sterile environment. It is the only way to prevent contamination (pollution by bacteria) of the root canal system via breath and saliva.
A local anaesthetic ensures that the treatment is completely painless.
The root canals are machinely prepared, disinfected and the germ-free canal is filled.
We use the "single walk method", i.e. root canal treatment and restoration with a crown in one session. You go home on the same day with the finished crown.
The most optimal treatment is a filling of the root canal up to the root tip and a tight closure and protection of the root with a crown, thus preventing reinfection (re-entry of pathogens) and tooth breakage.
Under these circumstances, root-treated teeth have an excellent long-term prognosis.