Category: Dental Treatment

Category: Dental Treatment

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Affordable high quality dental care

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Dental care is expensive. We know by personal experience that patients can receive quality dental care at a fraction of the cost by travelling overseas. To achieve this goal, Dental Departures are building the largest global dental marketplace: to bring customers together with high quality global dental providers.

Why use Dental Departures / Dentists in Poland?

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Where are the most popular destinations?

Indonesia – 50 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Indonesia

Costa Rica – 122 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Costa Rica

Colombia – 113 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Colombia

Hungary – 49 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Hungary

Malaysia – 147 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Malaysia

Mexico – 836 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Mexico

Philippines – 114 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Philippines

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Thailand – 215 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Thailand

Turkey – 169 clinics – Find a dental clinic in Turkey

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Dental extractions


Reasons for dental extractions

There are many reasons why dental extractions are necessary, the main ones being tooth damage, due to breakage or decay especially when they are associated with toothache. Dental extractions are also referred to as exodontia or exodontics.

Sometimes wisdom teeth are impacted (stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) and may cause recurrent infections of the gum (pericoronitis). In orthodontics if the teeth are crowded, sound teeth may be extracted (often bicuspids) to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.

Procedure

Tooth extraction is usually relatively straightforward, and the vast majority can be usually performed quickly while the individual is awake by using local anesthetic injections to eliminate pain. While local anesthetic blocks pain, mechanical forces are still felt. Some teeth are more difficult to remove for several reasons, especially related to the tooth’s position, the shape of the tooth roots, and the integrity of the tooth.

Dental fear

Dental phobia is an issue for some individuals, and tooth extraction tends to be feared more than other dental treatments such as fillings. If a tooth is buried in the bone, a surgical or trans alveolar approach may be required, which involves cutting the gum away and removing the bone which is holding the tooth in with a surgical drill. After the tooth is removed, stitches are used to replace the gum into the normal position.

Post extraction

Immediately after the tooth is removed, a bite pack is used to apply pressure to the tooth socket and stop the bleeding. After a tooth extraction, dentists usually give advice which revolves around not disturbing the blood clot in the socket by not touching the area with a finger or the tongue, by avoiding vigorous rinsing of the mouth, and avoiding strenuous activity.

Sucking, such as through a straw, is to be avoided. If the blood clot is dislodged, bleeding can restart, or alveolar osteitis (“dry socket”) can develop, which can be very painful and lead to delayed healing of the socket. Smoking is avoided for at least 24 hours as it impairs wound healing and makes dry socket significantly more likely. Most advise hot salt water mouth baths which start 24 hours after the extraction.

Other reasons

  • Severe tooth decay or infection – (acute or chronic alveolar abscess, such as periapical abscess – collection of infected material (pus) forming at the tip of the root of a tooth.). Despite the reduction in worldwide prevalence of dental caries, it is still the most common reason for extraction of (non-third molar) teeth, accounting for up to two thirds of extractions
  • Severe gum disease – which may affect the supporting tissues and bone structures of teeth
  • Treatment of symptomatic impacted wisdom teeth – who have or cause certain diseases such as nonrestorable caries or cysts
  • Preventive/prophylactic removal – of asymptomatic impacted wisdom teeth
  • Supernumerary teeth – which are blocking other teeth from coming in
  • Supplementary or malformed teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Cosmetic – to remove teeth of poor appearance, unsuitable for restoration
  • In preparation for orthodontic treatment – (braces)
  • Teeth which cannot be restored endodontically
  • Prosthetics – teeth detrimental to the fit or appearance of dentures
  • Lower cost – compared to other treatments

Types of extraction

  • Simple extractions – are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually with the patient under local anaesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth. Typically the tooth is lifted using an elevator, and using dental forceps, rocked back and forth until the periodontal ligament has been sufficiently broken and the supporting alveolar bone has been adequately widened to make the tooth loose enough to remove. Typically, when teeth are removed with forceps, slow, steady pressure is applied with controlled force.
  • Surgical extractions – involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, for example because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully. Surgical extractions almost always require an incision. In a surgical extraction the doctor may elevate the soft tissues covering the tooth and bone, and may also remove some of the overlying and/or surrounding jawbone tissue with a drill or osteotome. Frequently, the tooth may be split into multiple pieces to facilitate its removal.

Replacement options for missing teeth

Following dental extraction, a gap is left. There are various options to fill this gap including a bridge, implant or dentures.

Dental extractions in Poland

The cost of extractions in Poland are much less than in the UK. Typically, an extraction will cost £30 in Poland compared to £125 in the UK. Surgical extractions can cost as little as £65 compared to £295 (UK).


What is a dental bridge?


Dental bridge in Poland

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If you have missing teeth, your dentist can close or bridge the gaps in your smile with a dental bridge. This treatment is widely available in Poland and much cheaper than in the UK.

  1. What is a dental bridge?

    A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacent teeth or dental implants. It will literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.

    Dental bridge

  2. What types of dental bridges are there?

    There are four main types of dental bridges, traditional (or conventional), cantilever, Maryland & implant-supported.

  3. What is a traditional bridge?

    A traditional bridge is the most popular type of dental bridge and can be used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by your missing tooth. If you have a natural tooth on each side of the gap caused by the missing tooth or teeth, then a cantilever or Maryland bridge may be used.

  4. What is an Implant-supported dental bridge?

    Implant-supported bridges use dental implants instead of crowns or frameworks. Typically, one implant is surgically placed for every missing tooth, and these implants hold the bridge in position.

  5. Why do I need a dental bridge?

    When you have a missing tooth or missing teeth, a bridge can benefit you in many ways e.g. it can restore your smile, correct your speech, help you to chew properly & maintain the shape of your face.

  6. How Long do Dental Bridges Last?

    With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, it is not unusual for the life span of a fixed bridge to be over 10 years. Poor oral hygiene could reduce this to between 2 and 5 years.

  7. How much do dental bridges cost in Poland?

    A traditional bridge in Poland will cost around £320 on average. In the UK, the typical price is around £700.

Dental treatment in Poland

If you are considering coming to Poland for dental treatment, please read our article – How to use this website?


What is a dental crown?


Crowns, Inlays & Onlays

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If you are having dental treatment, you’ll probably going to hear your dentist talk about a crown or dental cap. But, what is a dental crown, how does it work & what will it cost? These are all questions we will deal with in this article.

  1. What is a dental crown?

    A crown, sometimes known as dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant.

    Dental crown

  2. Why is a dental crown needed?

    Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.

  3. How are dental crowns made?

    The most common method of crowning a tooth involves using a dental impression of a prepared tooth by a dentist to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Using this indirect method of tooth restoration allows use of strong restorative materials requiring time-consuming fabrication methods requiring intense heat, such as casting metal or firing porcelain which would not be possible to complete inside the mouth.

    Dental crown

  4. What are the reasons why I need a dental crown?

    There are many reasons:
    Replace existing crowns which have failed
    Restore the form, function and appearance of badly broken down, worn or fractured teeth, where other simpler forms of restorations are unsuitable or have been found to fail clinically.
    Improve the aesthetics of unsightly teeth which cannot be managed by simpler cosmetic and restorative procedures.
    Maintain the structural stability and reduce the risk of fractures of extensively restored teeth including those which have been endodontically treated.
    Restore the visible portion of a single dental implant

  5. What are dental crowns made from?

    Crowns are either made from metal, ceramic or a mix of both. As the name suggests, full metal crowns are entirely cast in a metal alloy. There are a multitude of alloys available and the selection of a particular alloy over another depends on several factors including cost, handling, physical properties & biocompatibility. Dental ceramics or porcelains are used primarily for their aesthetic properties compared to metal restorations. These materials are generally quite brittle and prone to fracture.

  6. How much do dental crowns cost in Poland?

    A crown or onlay in Poland will cost from £300 on average compared to £795 in the UK.

  7. What is an inlay or onlay?

    Inlays and onlays are used in molars or premolars, when the tooth has experienced too much damage to support a basic filling, but not so much damage that a crown is necessary. The key comparison between them is the amount and part of the tooth that they cover. An inlay will incorporate the pits and fissures of a tooth, mainly encompassing the chewing surface between the cusps. An onlay will involve one or more cusps being covered. If all cusps and the entire surface of the tooth is covered this is then known as a crown.

  8. How many treatments are required for a dental crown?

    Usually, two treatments are required because crowns are usually manufactured in a laboratory; however it is possible to have this treatment in just one visit to the dentist using CAD-CAM.

  9. What is CAD-CAM?

    CAD-CAM (aka Computer Aided Design-Computer Aided Manufacture) is a fabrication method which aids the production of dental restorations e.g. crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays. It is possible for these indirect restorations to be provided in one visit.

Dental treatment in Poland

If you are considering coming to Poland for dental treatment, please read our article – How to use this website?


Dental restoration


Dental fillings in Poland

A dental restoration or dental filling is a treatment to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure resulting from caries or external trauma as well as to the replacement of such structure supported by dental implants. This treatment is widely available in Poland.

Direct & Indirect

They are of two broad types; direct and indirect and these are further classified by location and size. A root canal filling, for example, is a restorative technique used to fill the space where the dental pulp normally resides.

Tooth preparation

Restoring a tooth to good form and function requires two steps:

  1. preparing the tooth for placement of restorative material or materials
  2. placement of these materials

The process of preparation usually involves cutting the tooth with a rotary dental hand piece and dental burrs or a dental laser. This is to make space for the planned restorative materials and to remove any dental decay or portions of the tooth that are structurally unsound. If permanent restoration cannot be carried out immediately after tooth preparation, temporary restoration may be performed.

In preparing a tooth for a restoration, a number of considerations will determine the type and extent of the preparation. The most important factor to consider is decay. For the most part, the extent of the decay will define the extent of the preparation, and in turn, the subsequent method and appropriate materials for restoration.

Direct restorations

This technique involves placing a soft or malleable filling into the prepared tooth and building up the tooth. The material is then set hard and the tooth is restored. The advantage of direct restorations is that they usually set quickly and can be placed in a single procedure. The dentist has a variety of different filling options to choose from. A decision is usually made based on the location and severity of the associated cavity. Since the material is required to set while in contact with the tooth, limited energy (heat) is passed to the tooth from the setting process.

Indirect restorations

In this technique the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth using the dental impressions of the prepared tooth. Common indirect restorations include inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, and veneers. Usually a dental technician fabricates the indirect restoration from records the dentist has provided. The finished restoration is usually bonded permanently with a dental cement. It is often done in two separate visits to the dentist. Common indirect restorations are done using gold or ceramics.

While the indirect restoration is being prepared, a provisory/temporary restoration is sometimes used to cover the prepared tooth to help maintain the surrounding dental tissues.

Removable dental prostheses (mainly dentures) are sometimes considered a form of indirect dental restoration, as they are made to replace missing teeth.

Restoration using dental implants

Dental implants are anchors placed in bone, usually made from titanium or titanium alloy. They can support dental restorations which replace missing teeth. Some restorative applications include supporting crowns, bridges, or dental prostheses.


FAQs about Dental Restorations

What is Restorative dentistry?

Restorative dentistry is the study of, diagnosis of and management of diseases of the teeth and their supporting structures. It includes the rehabilitation of the dentition to the functional and aesthetic requirements of the patient e.g. replacing of missing or damaged teeth. Fillings, crowns, bridges and implants are common restorative solutions. The aim is to bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues.

How much do fillings cost in Poland?

White fillings cost around £50 with high aesthetic fillings costing from £140. This is much cheaper than the UK (50-70%).


How to use this website?

Time needed: 1 hour.

The Dentists in Poland directory has been designed to make dental tourism to Poland as easy as possible. These are the suggested steps about how to use this website.

  1. Compare the costs

    Once you have a cost for your dental treatment in the UK, research the cost of this treatment in Poland – you will find a handy guide on our Price comparisons page. If you can make a significant saving (usually 50% – 70%), proceed to the step 2.

  2. Decide where you would like to visit in Poland

    At Dentists in Poland, we focus on matching patients with the best dentists and dental clinics within the major cities in Poland. We currently help dental patients from the UK to find treatments in WarsawKrakowGdańsk & Wrocław; however we will be expanding into other cities soon. These 4 cities are the most popular destinations for dental tourism in Poland. You will find lots of tourist information within our Discover Poland section.

  3. Use our website to find out how long your dental treatment will take

    Some treatments require more than one visit to the dentist. You will find this information on our Dental treatment page.

  4. Check the costs of flights and accommodation for your visit

    You will find information about Flights & Hotels on this page – Fly to Poland – Book Flights & Hotels. Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland. Poland’s national carrier is LOT and there are a number of budget airlines that fly to Poland including WizzAirEasyJetEurowings, Norwegian and Ryanair. Some dental clinics provide accommodation as part of a package so it is worthwhile spending time looking through our directory – you may find a good deal!

  5. Find a dentist

    Use our directory to find your dentist. We have made this easy for you by listing the Top 20 in each location and making sure that they speak English and provide information in English via their websites or via a page on this website. Make a shortlist and contact each one directly to discuss your treatment.

  6. Book your treatment, flights & accommodation

    Remember that if you are staying in Poland for a few days, you may wish to explore the country between treatments.

Dentures


Dentures in Poland

Dentures (also known as false teeth) are prosthetic devices constructed to replace missing teeth, and are supported by the surrounding soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity.

The cost of dentures in Poland is less than in the UK, however because it will involve a few visits to the dentist, it might not make financial sense to come to Poland for treatment unless you plan to holiday here for a couple of weeks or make a few visits.

Conventional dentures are removable (removable partial denture or complete denture). However, there are many denture designs, some which rely on bonding or clasping onto teeth or dental implants (fixed prosthodontics).

There are two main categories of dentures, the distinction being whether they are used to replace missing teeth on the mandibular arch or on the maxillary arch.

Medical uses

Dentures do not feel like real teeth, nor do they function like real teeth, however there are some benefits:

  • Mastication or chewing ability is improved by replacing edentulous (without teeth) areas with denture teeth.
  • Aesthetics, because the presence of teeth gives a natural appearance to the face, and wearing a denture to replace missing teeth provides support for the lips and cheeks and corrects the collapsed appearance that results from the loss of teeth.
  • Pronunciation, because replacing missing teeth, especially the anteriors, enables patients to speak better. There is especially improvement in pronouncing words containing sibilants or fricatives.
  • Self-esteem, because improved looks and speech boost confidence in the ability to interact socially.

Tooth loss

People can become entirely edentulous for many reasons, the most prevalent being removal due to dental disease, which typically relates to oral flora control, i.e., periodontal disease and tooth decay. Other reasons include pregnancy, tooth developmental defects caused by severe malnutrition, genetic defects such as dentinogenesis imperfecta, trauma, or drug use.

Types

Removable partial – are for patients who are missing some of their teeth on a particular arch. Fixed partial dentures, also known as “crown and bridge” dentures, are made from crowns that are fitted on the remaining teeth. They act as abutments and pontics and are made from materials resembling the missing teeth. Fixed bridges are more expensive than removable appliances but are more stable.

Complete – are worn by patients who are missing all of the teeth in a single arch—i.e., the maxillary (upper) or mandibular (lower) arch—or, more commonly, in both arches.

Copy dentures – Can be made for either partial but mainly complete denture patients. These dentures require fewer visits to make and usually are made for older patients, patients who would have difficulty adjusting to new dentures, would like a spare pair of dentures or like the aesthetics of their dentures already. This requires taking an impression of the patients current denture and remaking them.

Materials

False teeth are mainly made from acrylic due to the ease of material manipulation and likeness to intra-oral tissues, ie. gums. Most are fabricated from heat-cured acrylic polymethyl methacrylate and rubber-reinforced polymethyl methacrylate.

Coloring agents and synthetic fibers are added to obtain the tissue-like shade, and to mimic the small capillaries of the oral mucosa, respectively.

However, dentures made from acrylic can be fragile and fracture easily if the patient has trouble adapting neuromuscular control. This can be overcome by reinforcing the denture base with cobalt chromium (Co-Cr). They are often thinner (therefore more comfortable) and stronger (to prevent repeating fractures).

How much do dentures cost in Poland?

Full Dentures (per arch) cost from around £250.


Dentistry in Poland – FAQs

What is the Dentists in Poland website about?

We provide detailed information about general and cosmetic dentistry in Poland. Our directory contains details about English speaking dentists in popular destinations in Poland including their specialisations and prices. We also provide Poland tourist information.

Is Dentists in Poland a dental clinic?

The team includes Dr. Joanna Orłowska, a dentist with 13 years experience working in dental surgeries in Warsaw  so yes, we can and we do arrange dental treatment. The purpose of this website however; is to provide a directory of dentists in Poland so that you; the user – can find the ideal dental clinic for your particular circumstances e.g. budget & location. If you would like us to arrange dental treatment for you, please contact us.

Is Dentists in Poland a travel agent?

No, we are not a travel agent although we do provide links to flight bookings & hotel bookings via our travel partners. Our main sponsor Love Poland provides detailed information about coming to Poland as a tourist and in addition to this, we also provide lots of tourist information on this website. We are happy to advise you about various aspects of your trip including dental treatment, costs & things to do and see when you are here etc. Many of the dental clinics that we work with here in Poland are happy to help with you with airport transfers, accommodation, tours to local tourist attractions & advice about restaurants etc. Some clinics even provide free or highly discounted hotel accommodation and full concierge services.

What is dental tourism?

Dental tourism is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism. It involves individuals seeking dental care outside their local healthcare systems and may be accompanied by a holiday.

Why is Poland a good dental tourism destination?

There are many reasons why travelling to Poland for your dental treatment is a great idea, here’s our Top 7.

What is the quality of dental treatment like in Poland?

Dentistry in Poland is advanced and the education of dentists is high and regulation is strict. To become a qualified dentist in Poland, students must first undergo five years of training at university. After completing their five-year course, graduates begin a 12-month work experience program. During this time they are only able to perform treatments under supervision. Following this, they must pass another exam in order to become fully qualified. The dentists listed on this website are highly experienced and take pride in offering unbeatable customer service and the highest standard of treatment & care to their patients. The dental clinics we recommend are modern & equipped with the latest dentistry technologies. Many clinics are ISO 9001 certified.

How much does dental treatment cost in Poland?

Going to the dentist in the UK is expensive with average costs of just one implant being £2,400 and one porcelain veneer starting at £500. If you require a lot of dental work, the final price can run into tens of thousands of £s. Dental tourism to Poland exists for one main reason, dental treatment is significantly cheaper here. A dental implant with a crown will typically cost around £900 and other treatments can be up to 70% cheaper even with the extra cost of flights and accommodation to consider. For further information, please check out our price comparisons page.

Where are the best dental clinics in Poland?

The best dental clinics are located in the major cities, such as Warsaw, Kraków, Gdańsk, Wrocław & Poznan. These cities are also popular tourist destinations so they are ideal for dental tourism.

Do the dental clinics in Poland offer a guarantee?

This varies from clinic to clinic. Many provide a long dental guarantee on all treatments. Patients get up to 5 years on crowns or bridges and up to a lifetime on implants.

What types of dental treatment can I get in Poland?

We provide introductions with dentists and dental surgeries who offer a full range of general and cosmetic dental treatment in Poland including dental hygienist services, dental implants, root canal treatment, emergency dental appointments and treatments under sedation. For further information, please visit our Dental Treatment page.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull. It supports a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. For further information, please read our Dental Implants post.

What are All-on-4 and All-on-6 dental implants?

This is a popular procedure in Poland where 4-to-6 dental implants are placed in the upper or lower jaw bone to serve as a support for a permanently fixed (non-removable) ceramic bridge made of 10-14 custom-made ceramic crowns.

Is it easy to get to Poland?

Most of Europe’s major airlines fly to and from Poland. Poland’s national carrier is LOT and there are a number of budget airlines that fly to Poland including WizzAirEasyJetEurowings, Norwegian and Ryanair.

What can I do in Poland?

Poland is a very popular tourist destination, particularly the main cities of Warsaw, Krakow Gdansk where many of our recommended dental surgeries are located. However there is much more to Poland than just the amazing cities. From Poland’s lake district Masuria with over 2,000 lakes to true wilderness areas like The Bialowieza Forest to the stunning Tatra Mountains – you will find that Poland has something to offer every visitor. With large natural forest, Poland is a bird-watcher’s paradise. Northern Poland caters for beach lovers & Poland is home to spectacular mountain ranges, the world’s oldest operating salt mines, fantastic landscapes, caves, historical monuments and castles & much more.

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. For further information, please read our Root Canal Treatment post.

What does a Dental Hygienist do?

A dental hygienist or oral hygienist is a licensed dental professional, registered with a dental association or regulatory body within their country of practice. In Poland, that is The Polish Academy for Dental Prophylaxis. Once registered, hygienists are primary healthcare professionals who work independently of or alongside dentists and other dental professionals to provide full oral health care. For further information, please read our Dental Hygienist post.

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Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist Poland

A dental hygienist or oral hygienist is a licensed dental professional, registered with a dental association or regulatory body within their country of practice. In Poland, that is The Polish Academy for Dental Prophylaxis.

Once registered, hygienists are primary healthcare professionals who work independently of or alongside dentists and other dental professionals to provide full oral health care. They have the training and education that focus on and specialise in the prevention and treatment of many oral diseases.

Dental hygienists have a specific scope of clinical procedures they provide to their patients. They assess a patient’s condition in order to offer patient-specific preventive and educational services to promote and maintain good oral health.

Periodontal therapy

A major role of a dental hygienist is to perform periodontal therapy which includes things such periodontal charting, periodontal debridement (scaling and root planing), prophylaxis (preventing disease) or periodontal maintenance procedures for patients with periodontal disease.

Dental hygienists work in a range of dental settings, from independent, private, or specialist practices to the public sector. Dental hygienists work together with dentists, dental therapists, oral health therapists as well as other dental professionals.

Hygienists aim to work inter-professionally to provide holistic oral health care in the best interest of their patient. Dental hygienists also offer expertise in their field and can provide a dental hygiene diagnosis, which is an integral component of the comprehensive dental diagnosis.

Services

In the dental office, the dentist and the dental hygienist work together to meet the oral health needs of patients. Some of the services provided by dental hygienists may include:

  • patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health
  • counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health
  • making impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
  • performing documentation and office management activities

Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Plaque is always forming on teeth, but if they aren’t cleaned well, the bacteria in plaque can cause gums to become inflamed. When this happens, the gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces called pockets.

Plaque then gets trapped in these pockets and cannot be removed with regular brushing. Untreated gum disease can lead to bone and tooth loss. If the periodontal pockets are too deep a deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) is necessary to remove the plaque in these pockets.

Scaling and root planing is a careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and calculus from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the tooth root to remove bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing is sometimes followed by adjunctive therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials, systemic antibiotics, and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Most periodontists agree that after scaling and root planing, many patients do not require any further active treatment. However, the majority of patients will require ongoing maintenance therapy to sustain health. The maintenance phase involves continuous care, at patient specific levels.

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

There are many dentists who specialise in this type of treatment in Poland. To begin your search, please click on the button below.

 

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.