With severely damaged teeth (caries or fractures), the nerve and blood vessels of the tooth may be affected and can lead to the dying of this tissue. This is often also associated with pain. If you want to preserve the tooth, the diseased tissue must be removed and the resulting hollow cavity must be tightly packed.
The most important aim of root canal treatment is the removal of all bacteria, and in addition it is necessary for all the (root) canals in the tooth are found and cleaned. You can only detect and treat these small channels for certain with a magnifying glass or microscope. Only when the bacteria have been removed from the small canals can the root canal treatment be successful longterm. Using a magnifying glass or microscope is advisable and helpful in particular for root canal treatment.
Part of periodontics in the Beckenhof Dental Practice in Zurich concerns expert diagnosis and treatment of gingivitis and periodontal disease (periodontitis), as well as treatment of the associated gum and bone loss.
Periodontitis (periodontal disease), the dreaded gum disease, which nowadays more teeth fall victim to than caries, is a genuine public health problem; around 30% of the population are affected, and those affected often suffer severe halitosis (bad breath), aesthetic impairment as a result of receding gums and shifting teeth. Moreover, it is now acknowledged that untreated periodontal disease can also encourage serious general diseases such as heart attack or stroke.
Periodontitis (popularly called gum disease) is an insidious disease that is often painless for a long time and so goes unnoticed. The earlier it is detected and treated, the better the chances of a cure. Our practice specialises in the treatment of periodontal disease and can offer the full range of modern periodontal diagnosis and treatment.