Non Surgical Root Canal

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or puentes.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. La pulpa es una colección de los vasos sanguíneos que ayuda a construir el diente circundante. Infección de la pulpa puede ser causada por un traumatismo en el diente, caries profunda, grietas y astillas, o procedimientos dentales repetidos. Los síntomas de la infección pueden ser identificada como lesiones visibles o inflamación del diente, sensibilidad a la temperatura o dolor en los dientes y las encías.

How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. Esta pulpa dañada es removida y el sistema de conductos radiculares es completamente limpio y sellado. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Éxito para este tipo de tratamiento se presenta en sobre 90% de los casos. Si el diente no es favorable a la endodoncia o la probabilidad de éxito es desfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

What happens after root canal treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will root canal treatment cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal y replacement with an artificial tooth.