Around 2-4 weeks later, or as soon as the patient no longer feels any discomfort, the root canals of the tooth are cleaned one last time by your dentist and closed with a special bacteria-proof filling material. This root filling prevents bacteria from re-entering the root canal system. Finally, the tooth itself is also provided with a definitive filling to close the access to the root canals.
Your dentist will check and document the healing process at regular intervals over the next few years. After a root canal treatment, if the procedure is successful, there is usually no more pain as the tooth is no longer supplied with blood and the nerve has been removed.
If only the nerve of the tooth itself was inflamed and the bone and periodontium were not affected, the chances of success are good. However, they decrease significantly if bone dissolution has already been diagnosed. Every root treatment is therefore only an attempt to save the tooth, but unfortunately there is no guaranteed success.