When we speak of endodontics, we are referring to the treatment of the dental canals, that is, of the nerves and the root, which together form the dental pulp.
In this article, we are going to give you all the keys so that you understand what a root canal consists of, the cases in which it is advisable to perform it, and how the treatment is carried out.
In addition to knowing if a root canal hurts or not, one of the issues that most concern patients are how much a root canal costs. First of all, you must take into account the importance of carrying out this procedure for the good of your oral health.
What is a root channel?
Endodontics is one of the most common procedures that we carry out in our Antares dental clinic. This intervention is carried out for conservative purposes that prevent the loss of the tooth.
Involves cleaning and removal of tissue pulp sick of the tooth, subsequently, filled with a biocompatible material and sealed. The pulp is the soft tissue on the inside of the tooth that helps it form and contains nerves and blood vessels.
Regarding the time of the intervention, root canals can be carried out in one or several sessions. This will depend on the type of treatment to be carried out and the decisions made by the professional that are the most appropriate and are adjusted according to the specific circumstances of each patient.
When you come to see us, we will inform you of the entire process, the duration, and the steps that we are going to carry out. In our clinic, we offer personalized attention adapted to the needs of each person.
When should a root channel be performed?
The main reason why we carry out this type of intervention is the existence of cavities that have not been treated in time. This treatment must be carried out during the degenerative period, that is, while both the inside and outside of the tooth are being destroyed. If it is not done in this way and is treated in due time, it becomes caries with no point of return and it is necessary to perform a root canal whose duration can vary between 45 and 90 minutes.
In addition to cavities, other factors can affect the teeth and make it necessary to carry out this intervention. For example, trauma, fractures, and the existence of dental diseases that affect the teeth and the area around them.
Taking care of your dental hygiene is very important and will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent cavities. Carrying out a correct cleaning with the toothbrush and complementing it with a healthy diet and sports practice will allow you to feel better while taking care of your dental health. If you don’t know how to perform a correct cleaning, come and see us, we will teach you and give you some tips to avoid the appearance of infections and oral problems.
How do I know if I need a root canal?
We recommend that if you suffered some of these situations or think you can have some dental problem, you must consult a professional. When you come to see us, we will do a review and check the condition of your teeth and gums to be able to treat you in time and avoid complications that lead to more serious problems.
All these complications that we have mentioned cause different problems in your mouths such as the appearance of infections or inflammation of the tissues, which can cause you very unpleasant pain and discomfort. If lately, you’ve noticed a greater sensitivity when you take food cold or hot drinks, if you bother the chews r or check your teeth and gums have changed their tune, do not let it go longer. Prevention will be decisive to carry out the interventions you need in time.
Many patients are concerned if the root canal hurts, but you should know that the intervention is performed under local anesthesia, which means that it is completely painless. The purpose of endodontics is to save a damaged or diseased tooth and prevent it from being lost. After the treatment, we manage to rebuild the tooth giving it a natural appearance that improves the aesthetics and well-being of the patient. In addition, it allows to recover the functionality of the tooth and avoids pain or discomfort when chewing.