Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment

What is it?

Root canal treatment is a treatment aimed at the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.

Root canals / Dental pulp

Root canals, and their associated pulp chamber, are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities. Together, these items constitute the dental pulp.

The treatment

The treatment involves the removal of these structures, the subsequent shaping, cleaning, and decontamination of the hollows with small files and irrigating solutions, and the obturation (filling) of the decontaminated canals.

Filling of the cleaned and decontaminated canals is done with an inert filling such as gutta-percha and typically a eugenol-based cement. Epoxy resin is employed to bind gutta-percha in some root canal procedures.



The procedure is often complicated, depending on circumstances, and may involve multiple visits over a period of weeks. If you are considering having this treatment completed in Poland, you should understand how many visits will be required in your particular treatment.

Usually the length of time required is 60-90 minutes per session (depending on the tooth and the number of canals) with 1 to 3 treatments required. Further information can be found here – Dental treatment

Root canal treatment procedure

Before root canal treatment is carried out, a correct diagnosis of the dental pulp and the surrounding tissues is required. This allows the dentist to choose the most appropriate treatment option, allowing preservation and longevity of the tooth and surrounding tissues.

Root canal treatment enables the endodontist to help preserve the longevity and function of the tooth. The treatment option chosen involves taking into account the expected prognosis of the tooth, as well as the patient’s wishes.

A full history is required (which includes the patient’s symptoms and medical history), along with a clinical examination (both inside and outside the mouth), and the use of diagnostic tests.

In the situation that a tooth is considered so threatened (because of decay, cracking, etc.) that future infection is considered likely or inevitable, a pulpectomy (removal of the pulp tissue) is advisable to prevent such infection. Usually, some inflammation and/or infection is already present within or below the tooth.

To cure the infection and save the tooth, the dentist drills into the pulp chamber and removes the infected pulp and then drills the nerve out of the root canal(s) with long needle-shaped hand instruments known as files (H files and K files).

Final restoration

Molars and premolars that have had root canal therapy should be protected with a crown that covers the cusps of the tooth. This is because the access made into the root canal system removes a significant amount of tooth structure. Molars and premolars are the primary teeth used in chewing and will almost certainly fracture in the future without cuspal coverage.

Endodontology in Poland

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FAQs about Root Canal Treatment

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a treatment aimed at the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion. Root canals, and their associated pulp chamber, are the physical hollows within a tooth that are naturally inhabited by nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cellular entities. Together, these items constitute the dental pulp. The treatment involves the removal of these structures, the subsequent shaping, cleaning, and decontamination of the hollows with small files and irrigating solutions, and the obturation (filling) of the decontaminated canals.

How long does Root Canal Treatment take?

The procedure is often complicated, depending on circumstances, and may involve multiple visits over a period of weeks. Usually the length of time required is 60-90 minutes per session (depending on the tooth and the number of canals) with 1 to 3 treatments required.

Why is Root Canal Treatment necessary?

Root canal treatment enables the endodontist to help preserve the longevity and function of the tooth.

How much does Root Canal Treatment cost in Poland?

Root Canal Treatment costs from £115 (1 x root) to £175 (3 x roots). Difficult endodontic cases plus microscope will cost an extra £20 to £40 per root canal.


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Root canal treatment
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Root canal treatment is a treatment aimed at the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
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