Nerve-​wracking

PULP-​Fiction – The fine art of dental preser­va­tion
Addressing the root of the problem

Tooth: To pull or not to pull?  

That is the question, especially once bacteria can reach the dental pulp and cause painful infec­tions. Common triggers for such an infec­tion are exten­sive damage of the natural crown, in partic­ular fillings close to the nerve or broken teeth. In many cases a profes­sional root canal cleaning and filling can help preserve valuable tooth structure.

Seeing more, achieving more  

We devote special atten­tion to endodon­tics (root canal treat­ment) in our practice. For ten years Dr. Münch has been putting a strong focus on endodon­tics and is there­fore on the cutting edge of this topic – both in theory and in practice. Most of the time a deep cavity is the cause for this treat­ment. If untreated, it can lead to inflam­ma­tion and a severe toothache.

Medication in, bacteria out  

First, all germs are elimi­nated and the root canal of the affected tooth is cleaned thoroughly. This will prevent further inflam­ma­tion. Due to the very narrow, bent and branched anatomy, provi­sion of dental care up to the root tip is very complex. First we anesthetize the area and put a rubber band (dental dam) around the sick tooth in order to protect the other teeth as well as the oral mucous tissue. After that we gain access to the inner tooth and clean the canals with flexible nickel titanium tools. Then we rinse the canals with tepid antibac­te­rial hypochlo­rite and chlorhexamed.

Canal full, tooth saved  

In prepa­ra­tion for the filling, the length of the root is assessed with an electronic measuring device and the cleansed tooth canal is dried. Accord­ingly, we then insert elastic gutta-​percha with a heatable bolt and let the natural material melt right into place. This guaran­tees that the filling material will spread to the smallest side branches of the entire root canal. Finally, a digital X-​ray image documents and checks the results.

Long and painless  

Local anesthesia combined with a perfect proce­dure guarantee a rather painless treat­ment. One or two days after the proce­dure, some patients experi­ence discom­fort when biting. For these cases medica­tion is available.

Help and advice  

Even though the actual treat­ment is quite lengthy (between one and two hours) and the tooth can be preserved for many years after, health insur­ance only partially covers the costs incurred. There­fore, we make sure to give you a trans­parent cost estimate prior to the treat­ment. We are happy to support and consult you during your claims process.

Dental practice
DR. SONJA MÜNCH

Bezirksstraße 50
85716 Unter­schleißheim

Phone
08932 14 56 78
Fax 08932 14 56 60

info@dr-sonja-muench.de
www.dr-sonja-muench.de

Opening Hours  

Monday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. /​1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. /​2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday
7:30 a.m. – by appointment

Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. /​1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. – by appointment

and by appointment

Emergency Service  

+49897233093



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