Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontics (also known as root canal treatment) deals with diseases of the inner structure of the tooth (soft tissue, nervous tissue (pulp) and adjacent dentine).


A root canal treatment can heal even highly diseased and hurting teeth. With the aid of modern treatment technology. 80-90% of diseased teeth can be preserved by root canal treatments.

Affected teeth show often an inflammation of the pulp, caused by either extensive dental decay, leaking dental fillings or damage caused by trauma or dysfunctional biting habits. During a root canal treatment the infected tissue of the tooth root is removed and the root canal is cleaned and disinfected. At Elfi, we utilize recent  technology to ensure that even smaller canals can be found and difficult conditions in the canal can be treated.

Removal of the root tip (Apico  ectomy/ apisectomy)

If dental tissue is diseased causing an inflammation of the bone at the root tip, this part of the tooth might need to be removed. Therefore, a minor surgical procedure is indicated following the completion of a previous root canal treatment. This treatment option aims to eliminate the inflammation without losing the tooth by extracting the inflamed tissue and sealing the root canal to keep away bacteria.

Periodontology describes the science of the periodontium and includes the diagnosis and therapy of periodontal diseases (inflammatory changes of the periodontium).


Gingivitis occurs when toxins penetrate the conjunctive tissue of the gum and is mostly caused by comprised dental hygiene. Infectious bacteria associated with periodontal disease can cause reddening, swelling and bleeding of the gums, especially recognizable when cleaning the teeth. Good oral hygiene, including sufficient removal of dental plaque and consistent visits of a dental hygienist can reduce the inflammatory symptoms of a periodontal disease significantly. In severe cases the inflammation of the periodontium can be a chronicdisease. A preference of periodontal disease in the family history can be indicator for that. In these cases a long term treatment plan should be established by our periodontal specialist (periodontologist).

Periodontitis / loose teeth

Periodontitis is a disease involving receding and infected gums. Unfortunately it is the most frequent reason for tooth loss in adults. Almost one of two adults suffers from periodontitis. It often goes unnoticed, since the chronic inflammation of the periodontium (dental root, gums and bone) often causes only minor pain. Typical indications for periodontitis are increased tooth mobility, gum bleeding or bad breath. Periodontitis is mostly associated with dental plaque and bad oral hygiene. Plaque carries a high load of inflammatory bacteria. The permanent presence of dental plaque influences initially only the gums (gingivitis) but consistently spreads further down the periodontal ligament forcing also bone infection. The result is recognizable bone loss, exposed tooth roots and increased tooth mobility.

There are different possibilities to heal affected areas depending on the gravity of the disease. Usually, Elfi dental care will  carriy out a professional in-depth teeth cleaning in several sessions during a non-surgical therapy. In case of an advanced state of Periodontitis or if the non-surgical therapy fails, a periodontical surgery becomes necessary. Especially in more severe cases a periodontal surgery has to intervene to avoid further bone loss and to stabilise the periodontal tissues.

Tooth root exposure often causes tooth sensitivity and can result in continuous facial bone loss. To treat this medical condition, soft tissue coverage of the exposed dental roots is indicated. Therefore, a gingival transplant is harvested from a donor side either in the area of the upper wisdom teeth or the palate and applied where needed. The result is an improvement of dental health and often dental aesthetics. The dental roots are no protected by stabile gum conditions and the risk of progressing facial bone loss and root decay is reduced.

Inflammatory processes at an implant (Peri-Implantitis)

Dental implantology is a well-established treatment option in modern dentistry. The long-term success of dental implants has been well documented in the dental literature, reaching high long-term survival rates of implants. In rare cases inflammatory processes, in other words infections of the gums and bone around implants, have been observed, often described as peri-implantitis. If a dental complication at an implant occurs, Our implants  specialist has to evaluate if the implant can be still preserved. If the implant remains stable and mainly integrated in the bone a small periodontal surgical intervention and potential bone grafting could save the implant.

When you have been treated with dental implants in the past and observe lately increased bleeding of the gums or local pain around the implant, associated with recession of the dental gums, we advise you to see our periodontal specialist as soon as possible.

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