Dental treatment

Don’t put off your visit to the dentist

The early stages of tooth decay usually don’t hurt, and so pain often indicates an advanced state. Treatment performed early can be almost painless, but the greater degree of tooth decay, the longer the treatment and the more discomfort and expense.

The course of tooth decay can be divided into 5 levels of destruction:
  1. Destruction of enamel – bacteria asymptomatically destroys the tooth enamel which is the hardest tissue within the body.
  2. Destruction of dentin – the bacteria then begins to destroy the second layer of the tooth. It is softer therfore is destroyed faster and easier.
  3. Destroyed dentin – only the minimal thickness of the second layer separates the bacteria from getting into the blood supply and nerve supply of the tooth – the pulp and circulatory system of the body.
  4. Destruction of roots – bacteria gets into the blood and nerve supply of the tooth, and their toxins circulate throughout the body, adversely affecting the joints, heart, kidneys and other organs.
  5. Bone destruction – bacteria penetrate through the tip of the root into the bone, and destroy it often without any symptoms. This condition can be diagnosed with an X-ray. Neglected problems can lead to the removal of the tooth.
Precise laser diagnostics

It is worth emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis in the treatment of tooth decay. The sooner you detect a change, no matter how small and remove it, the better.
At StomaCare we use the DIAGNODENT laser detection aid for the early detection of cavities. Such changes are often invisible to the naked eye or on X-ray, and the effectiveness of this method is 90% effective! Early detection of changes allows the use of minimally invasive treatment in order to preserve as much of the original tooth as possible.

Treatment without drilling

We are one of the few clinics in Poland to use the latest equipment for the minimal invasive treatment of dental cavities – air scaler and air abrasion. These methods only allow the removal of cavities, and retain the maximum amount of healthy tooth tissue without the use of drilling.

White fillings

At StomaCare, in order to meet the needs of even the most demanding patients, we use fillings that are perfectly matched to the patient’s natural teeth. They replicate the natural shape and appearance of a tooth damaged by decay. We use highly aesthetic materials from the world’s best brands. Patients, who have silver fillings, can easily exchange them for white alternatives.

Root canal treatment

If root canal treatment is deemed necessary after examination then it signals the fact that bacteria have penetrated into the roots of the tooth and entered the nerve and blood supply of the dental pulp which is connected to the rest of the body. This situation can be dangerous for the tooth and can negatively affect the entire body and therfore requires immediate emergency treatment.

Stages of a root canal treatment:
  1. Diagnosis – an X-ray is performed, based upon which, such things like the number, shape, width and location of roots can be determined.
  2. Cleaning of the tooth crown – bacteria is removed, the walls of the tooth are prepared in such a way that enables easy access to all root canals.
    • Cleaning of infected canals:

    • Removal of the infected pulp from each canal
    • Scraping the bacteria from the walls of each canal
    • Chemical disinfection in order to annihilate bacteria that cannot be removed mechanically
  3. Filling of cleaned out root canals – empty, thoroughly cleaned root canals are filled with a special, biologically inert substance. This provides a tight barrier and effective protection against re- penetration of bacteria. The final stage of treatment is the restoration of the tooth’s anatomical shape.
Frequently Asked Questions:
  1. Does root canal treatment hurt?
    The treatment is performed under anesthesia, therefore it is virtually painless.
  2. How long does root canal treatment take?
    The duration of treatment depends on the initial state of the tooth, the type of tooth treated, the structure of the roots and other conditions prevailing in the mouth. Root canal treatment involving 3 or 4 roots can last about 1-3 hours. Sometimes the treatment process requires multiple visits.
  3. Why is root canal treatment so expensive?
    The cost of treatment is influenced by many factors:

    • Modern endodontic treatment – the root channel requires expensive medical tools
    • The treatment process involves the use of several (from a couple up to a dozen) specialised, precision, titanium-nickel tools of different sizes. These are expensive tools from reputable companies, which are used by top surgeries around the world. Their maximum service life is several uses, but can get damaged by a single root canal treatment.
    • Root canal treatment requires approximately 3 x-rays.
    • Root canal treatment requires the use of different clinical agents that assist the stability of effective treatment
  4. Does root canal treatment guarantee success and maintain the tooth for many years?
    Root canal treatment is effective and guarantees keeping the tooth for a long time in about 96% of cases, but such guarantees of a positive outcome are sometimes not possible. Our dentists take responsibility for the effectiveness of treatment compatible with the latest medical research.
  5. What are the most common causes of failure?
    Failure in root canal treatment can arise from problems with the construction of the tooth, and particularly in roots where fully effective conduct of certain procedures is not possible. Sometimes, even with properly preformed treatment, complications may occur as a result of the body’s resistance or systemic infection.
  6. Is it better to remove the tooth?
    Despite the possibility of failure, the choice to have treatment and the costs involved are usually fully justified. Tooth extraction is a much more expensive choice in the long run and can be burdened with greater consequences. The cost of inserting an artificial root (implant) in place of an extracted tooth and restoring the crown can come to at least several thousand zlotys. Leaving a gap after extraction will result, within a few years, in irreversible changes in the area of several of the neighboring teeth.

Contact

StomaCare
ul. Łucka 20 c.p. 21
00-845 Warszawa

Tel. (22) 216 86 37
Tel. (22) 620 78 80
mobile: +48 500 119 453
mail: gabinet@stomacare.pl

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 2.00pm