Root Canal in Los Algodones
When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or becomes swollen, causing pain or abscesses, it’s necessary to treat the root of the tooth in order to solve the problem and prevent tooth loss. This treatment is called endodontic or root canal treatment. It is a fairly simple procedure that will save the appearance and function of your natural teeth.
To understand the process of endodontics is necessary to know a little about tooth structure. Inside each tooth there is a space housing the root canal system and the pulp, (that is the living tissue of the tooth). The pulp includes blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue. If the tooth suffers any damage caused by cavities, cracks, fractures, gum disease, excessive filling, among others; it can cause pulp inflammation and infections that can spread to adjacent tissues. To save a tooth with an affected pulp its necessary to perform a root canal.
What is a root canal?
A root canal does not differ greatly from a treatment to remove and seal the cavity of a tooth. It’s performed under local anesthesia, so it is completely painless. Then, a plastic film is positioned to isolate the tooth and prevent infection. The dentist drills the tooth to access the pulp and then removes the affected tissue. The root canals are restored with precision instruments, filled with gutta-percha (a thermoplastic material) and sealed. The treatment ends with the restoration of the crown, to preserve the natural look and the tooth functionality.
How painful is a root canal?
Root canal treatments are performed under local anesthesia so you will not experience any pain during the procedure. It’s possible to feel some discomfort or distress during the recovery, but these are mild and can be treated with on-the-counter pain relievers. A root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain, it definitively relieves it.
The root canals are more or less routine treatments, but should be performed by specialists in the area to ensure adequate restoration and correct filling of the ducts, this prevents leaks and future inconvenience. In Dental Solutions Los Algodones, you’ll find the best technology and the expert hands of renown dentists like Dr. Xochiquetzalli Bojorquez, with several years of practice, extensive education and many successful treatments. We guarantee a comfortable and painless experience while preventing the loss of your teeth.
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