Have you been struggling with dental pain? Or have you been taking medications that only relieves the pain temporarily?
You probably already have pulp damage. The pulp of the tooth is the tissue that gives it vitality; it’s formed by vessels, nerves and it’s placed inside the tooth throughout its entire structure: root and crown.
Instead of make an extraction for the tooth or teeth which pulp tissue is quite ill or infected; dentists prefer to use all the possible modern techniques to save them. In the presence of a deep cavity that already affects the pulp tissue, it will be necessary to remove the pulp, to properly clean the channels in which the pulp is housed and to seal or fill these canals with a special material.
This is called endodontic treatment or root canal therapy. It is precisely the endodontic specialty of dentistry that is responsible for curing these infected teeth to keep them in the mouth using a particular procedure.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics or root canal is a procedure whereby the pulp of a tooth affected, damaged or dead is removed, and the tube is sealed. The pulp is deep in the tooth and contains blood vessels and nerves, reaching the central part of the tooth root and communicating with the jawbone.
Will the root canal treatment hurt?
A Root Canal treatment or endodontics may involve some discomfort during the test, so it is recommended to be relaxed for the anesthesia that takes effect quickly and will not bother.
Most people cringe at the thought of this procedure and believe that it is intolerable. Many people recoil in horror at the thought of visiting a dentist for this procedure. However, it is essential to understand the steps of this treatment. An understanding of this made one aware and prepared for the root canal treatment.
The root canal treatment in Tijuana involves many steps. The procedure starts by your dentist taking X-rays of your teeth. In this way, he can determine the extent of the damage and the shape of your tooth. Then, the enamel part of your damaged tooth is drilled. In this way, the dentist gets access to the damaged pulp. The infected pulp chamber is cleaned out. This process is called pulpectomy. The canal of the root is cleaned out and enlarged. In this way, it is prepared for being filled. The dentist then fills the cleaned pulp chamber and canal with gutta-percha which is a rubbery material. This is then sealed into place with dental cement. If the canal needs some sort of structural support, a metal or plastic rod is placed in it. A dental crown is then placed on the tooth.
It is common after a Root Canal for your tooth to be temporarily sensitive when chewing; it is a period of adjustment, so it is advised not to chew hard food, even by the ones that have not been mentioned by your dentist.
And finally, by addressing the problem, you will be able to retain your teeth and put an end to the tooth pain. One of the benefits of getting this procedure of root canal treatment done apart from correcting the dental damage is that your tooth can be saved. You do not have to get your tooth pulled out and it prevents further infections from setting in.
How successful are the Root Canal?
It has been shown through research that has about 95% of success, which can be considered quite high.
The root canal therapy in Tijuana is done in order to preserve the tooth so we can avoid extraction and a premature teeth loss that would lead to a modification to the entire denture.
Before coming to the dentist in Tijuana, we recommend you to make sure that this root canal treatment is performed by a professional specialist experienced to perform this procedure.
At Tijuana Dental Studio we have a specialist that meets these requirements, so you will be assured of being attended by a highly qualified root canal specialist in Tijuana Mexico.