Endodontist – Preserving Your Teeth
Root Canals in El Paso
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What is a Root Canal?
On average, approximately 14 million people across the U.S. receive a root canal each year. The treatment can help prevent the need for dental implants or bridges by saving your natural teeth.
In the center of your tooth is a collection of blood vessels and nerves known as pulp. When the pulp is infected, it causes the need for a root canal. Infection can be caused by a number of reasons including severe tooth decay, cracks or chips in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth. Symptoms usually include swelling, sensitivity in your teeth or gums, or general discomfort.
Why Would You Need a Root Canal?
Following an exam with our dentist, if the infected tooth is in bad shape, we will recommend a timely root canal treatment to eliminate your pain and prevent worse complications. Early detection and prompt treatment are always key.
What Does the Process Entail?
Prior to treatment, our team will provide you with specific instructions and recommendations to help improve your comfort during treatment. A few suggestions include eating a proper meal prior to your appointment.
At the time of your treatment, we will first take an X-Ray of your mouth. Your endodontist may use local anesthesia to numb the area near the tooth. Since the nerve is dead, anesthesia may not be necessary, but since it can help you feel more relaxed, it may be useful.
Next, an access hole will be drilled into the tooth. The decayed nerve tissue and debris will be removed from the tooth. This process involves cleaning out the pulp with root canal files. Once the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed.
The final step of the procedure may include further restoration of the tooth. Since a tooth that needs a root canal is often one that has extensive decay or other problems, a crown or post and crown may be needed on the tooth protect it and prevent it from breaking. Your endodontist will discuss the need for any additional dental work with you.
In the days after the procedure, your tooth and gum tissue may be tender. The tenderness is normal. You can take Ibuprofen as directed to help alleviate the symptoms. It’s important to avoid chewing on the affected side until your next follow-up. You can however continue your normal dental hygiene regimen. Consuming alcoholic beverages is not advised. If you experience severe discomfort that cannot be controlled with medications, or if swelling develops, please contact our office immediately.