What is Endodontics?
An endodontic treatment, or most commonly known as a root canal treatment, is designed to help and eliminate bacteria from an infected root of a tooth, preventing reinfection and saving it. When one undergoes endodontics, the inflamed or infected pulp area is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed.
What to know before your endodontic procedure
Our specialists will examine and take a tooth x-ray, then administer local anesthetics. After the tooth is numb, the endodontist places a small protective sheet over the area to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and free of saliva during the procedure. We can assure you that this is a regular procedure here at our mexican dental clinic Denticenter®, and our specialists are ready to relieve you from your toothache caused from infection.
About your Root Canal procedure
The first step after examining your area is for our endodontist to make an painless opening in the crown of the tooth, with very small instruments that help-out clean the pulp from the pulp chamber and root canals and to shape the space for filling. After the space is cleaned and shaped, our endodontist fills the root canals with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The gutta-percha is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the root canals. In most cases, a temporary filling is placed to close the opening. The temporary filling will be removed by your dentist before the tooth is restored. Before your final visit with us, we will have a crown placed on your tooth to protect and restore it for full and complete function.
Post procedure care and what to expect of your Endodontic Treatment in our dental clinic Denticenter®
After you finish your procedure, it is regularly recommended to try to eat soft foods that require very little chewing, like applesauce, yogurt, eggs, and fish. Due to possible sensitivity, we highly recommend you to avoid hard or hot foods that might hurt your teeth.
After a procedure like this, some patients may experience sensitivity, swelling, or inflammation, while others experience an uneven bite or a reaction to the medication. Regardless of symptoms, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to know how you are doing afterwards.