Best Dental Hungary: Microscopic root canal therapy


With the most up-to-date techniques, the success rate of root canal therapies is 99.99%. These therapies can be used successfully even in the case of previously treated teeth that are again causing problems.


What is microscopic root canal therapy?


The dentist performing root canal therapy examines the root canal with a special microscope. Even very tiny tissue remnants causing inflammation or pain can be detected with this special device. Removing these remnants may relieve the problems.


When is microscopic therapy necessary?


Conventional root canal therapy may be effective in many cases. However, in some cases the root canal may be very narrow, very crooked or the tissue causing problem in the root canal may be difficult to see and remove. During microscopic magnification, even the most complicated root canal orifices can be easily observed and the tissue to be removed will not escape attention either.


What kind of root canals do teeth have?


Our set of teeth consists of different types of teeth, which can be seen by anyone by looking at their own teeth. Every tooth has a root and there are rules, with some exceptions, regarding the number of roots a particular tooth has.


Are there any differences in the number of roots?


Yes. Often our teeth may have more roots than the average, and the position of the roots may also vary from that of an ideal tooth. For example the upper sixth tooth, a molar is often a challenge for dentists as it has 4 roots in 99% of the cases but the presence of a fifth root is not uncommon either. This fourth root canal is usually very narrow and difficult to locate, but can be easily found under a microscope.


When is a root canal therapy performed?


Root canal therapy is necessary where there is inflammation of the pulp. The most common reason for pulpitis is that the decay, which is minor in the beginning, is left untreated and as this decay spreads it reaches the pulp and causes inflammation.


When is a root canal therapy successful?


Root canal therapy is successful if all root canals are found, explored, and cleared by the treating physician without any remaining tissue remnants, and a professional root canal filling is prepared at the end of the intervention.


In which cases can pain reoccur in the tooth after root canal therapy?


Individual sensitivity may occur for one or two days after root canal therapy, however, this resolves rapidly if the intervention was successful. If you experience pain in the treated tooth a few days, weeks, or months after the treatment, the cleaning of the root canals was not complete. This is why our professionals recommend the microscopic procedure, during which all tiny tissue that can cause inflammation or are inflamed can be found.


Should microscopic root canal therapy be performed on a previously treated tooth that is causing problems?


Our specialists will recommend microscopic root canal therapy for all teeth where root canal therapy was performed previously, but which still cause problems. In these cases it is obvious that there was a root canal which was impossible or difficult to locate with the naked eye, so it was not cleaned or there are tiny tissue remnants behind the pain. The good news is that these cases can be successfully treated with the microscopic procedure.


Why is microscopic root canal therapy more expensive?


Although the device is also very expensive, it is actually the equipment and materials used during the therapy make the microscopic procedure more expensive. Our specialists still recommend microscopic root canal therapy as conventional root canal therapy is not 100% successful in many cases and a dental prosthesis, which could become necessary in the case of further infection and the loss of a deteriorated tooth would be more expensive.


How common are special microscopes that can be used for root canal therapy at dental clinics?


Currently, this device is very rare. In Hungary, it may be available only a dozen dental clinics. One reason for this is the high price of a microscope suitable for root canal therapy; the other reason is that its use is not easy to master. Even specialists experienced in root canal therapy need several months or even a year to acquire the proper routine and reliably use the microscope. However, microscopic root canal therapy is definitely the future, since only this method provides the highest success rate in root canal therapy.


Who performs microscopic root canal therapy at the Zuglói Dental Clinic?


We always try to be the first ones to obtain and use the latest equipment and procedures. In this case we can again say that we are among the first clinics equipped with this special microscope. Dr. Katalin Molnár is an expert in microscopic examination and treatment. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact her.


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