Root Canal In Tijuana
What is a root canal treatment?
Root canal in Tijuana is a very common and requested procedure, but only a specialist can do this treatment. It is a dental procedure involving the removal of the soft center of the tooth, the pulp. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels that help the tooth grow. It is an easy treatment that can help you save your teeth, and prevents you from getting dental bridges or implants, that can be more expensive.
How is a root canal performed?
A root canal in Tijuana, consists on:
- The specialist making a small hole in the crown of the molar tooth to be able to reach the pulp chamber and eliminate the tooth decay
- Then the specialist will carefully remove the infected pulp and clean the root canal to prepare it for the resins
- The ducts will be filled with resins
- The tooth needs to be prepared to place a dental crown
- Finally, the specialist will cement the crown of the tooth to protect and restore it to full function, and finish the treatment
After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. Often people wait until they have a bad toothache. But when this happens, a root canal can’t be done right away.
This procedure habitually requires local anesthesia and may be finished in one or more appointments depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of procedure occurs in about 90% of the cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chances of success are discouraging, you will be informed at the time of the appointment or when a problem becomes evident during or after the procedure.
For the first few days after a root canal in Tijuana, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications. You will need to follow your specialist’s instructions carefully to have a proper and fast recovery. But you will be able to continue with your normal routine after the procedure, although you may feel discomfort and sensitivity in the treated area.
Your tooth may keep to feel a bit different from your other teeth for some time after your root canal in Tijuana is completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, you will need to call your specialist.
Sometimes a root canal in Tijuana needs a retreatment. In this case, the retreatment of ducts should always be the first therapeutic option to solve after an endodontic failure. It consists in the elimination of the present filling, the new cleaning and shaping of the ducts, as well as the identification and correction of the cause of the failure of the previous treatment. The ducts are re-filled and sealed, in order to subsequently follow up to assess the evolution.
After a root canal in Tijuana, make sure to follow all of your specialist’s indications, which often include avoiding hard or especially chewy foods, brushing twice a day, and being very cautious around the area where the root canal procedure was completed.
Who are candidates for a root canal?
A root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes swollen or infected. The swelling or infection can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp swollen or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
There are a few symptoms that indicate you might be a candidate for a root canal:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- Pimples on the gums
- A chipped or cracked tooth
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
- Swollen or tender gums
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums
Once you start experiencing any of these symptoms is important to go with an endodontist, as soon as possible.
With the proper care this type of procedure can last several years, but it is important to keep in mind that since the teeth do not have a natural structure that has kept them hydrated, it becomes fragile and prone to fracture.This is something important to take into consideration when choosing a place to perform a root canal in Tijuana. Here in J.L. Prado Surgical Center, we have the best endodontist, and we can guarantee you that we provide the best quality treatments. You can email any question or concern you have regarding any of our dental treatments or prices, so you can make the right decision of coming to our dental offices.