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Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not painful.

An Endodontic treatment is one of the most demanded treatment in today’s dental practice, that’s why at Dental Alvarez we work with one of the most prepared specialist in Endodontics.

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal treatment is not painful, but on the contrary, any sensation of pain is relief. Its main objective is to preserve the patient’s original teeth, as long as this is possible; an Endodontic treatment always attempts to save the teeth before resorting to a dental bridge or implant.

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Remember that a “perfect” smile not only provides a good visual aspect, but also projects stable personal care, good oral hygiene and safety, all of which generate greater security in ourselves.

So what is an Endodontic treatment and how long does a restored tooth last?

This treatment consists in the extraction of the tooth pulp, which is a small tissue located in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged pulp is removed; the remaining space is cleaned, reshaped and filled. This seals the root canal procedure. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were extracted directly. Teeth that are restored by this procedure can last for several years if they are properly cared.

Since treated teeth don’t have the polish that has kept them alive since they first came out, they become much more fragile and prone to fracture. This is always important to take into consideration when making the decision to place a crown instead of a regular filling after root canal treatment in Tijuana.

The procedure for this treatment

Depending on the situation the treatment consists of several steps to be performed during one or more appointments to the dentist. These steps are:

First, there must be a hole in the back, in the case of anterior teeth or crown, molar or premolar an access cavity is done in the back of the anterior teeth (incisor cavities) or oclusal surfaces on ipremolars and molars.

Then the diseased pulp is removed; using several instruments the root canal is cleaned and shaped before we proceed to fill.

For treatments that require more than one visit, the cavity access will be restored with a temporary filling or crown, this to protect the tooth until the next visit.

On the next visit, temporary material is removed and we proceed to fill permanently with a material that prevents bacteria from re-entering the root canals. This step involves inserting a material called gutta-percha in each of the canals and seal them in place with cement.

The last step of this procedure is to place a crown over the tooth to restore its shape and natural appearance.