Tratamiento de conducto radicular
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, más de 14 millones cada año. Este simple tratamiento puede salvar sus dientes naturales y evitar la necesidad de implantes dentales o puentes.
En el centro de su diente es la pulpa. La pulpa es una colección de vasos sanguíneos que ayuda a construir el diente que rodea. Infección de la pulpa puede ser causada por un traumatismo en el diente, caries profunda, grietas y astillas, o repetida procedimientos dentales. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as hypersensitivity to cold or heat, pain on chewing, spontaneous throbbing pain in the tooth or visible swelling adjacent to the tooth.
Si usted experimenta cualquiera de estos síntomas, su dentista lo más probable es recomendar un tratamiento no quirúrgico para eliminar la pulpa enferma. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, 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 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 it 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 and replacement with an artificial tooth.