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A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. The root canal consists of removing the nerve and pulp of the tooth. They are removed completely and the inside of the tooth gets sealed and cleaned. The pulp need to be removed because the bacteria can begin to multiply in the pulp chamber, which can cause and infection or abscessed tooth
Root Canals or endodontic treatments are preformed under local anesthesia. There are no restrictions after the procedure like driving, sports or working. All medications for blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes or any other conditions should not be paused. If there are any questions call our office prior to your appointment.
Please eat a full meal before the treatment. After the root canal you might have to take antibiotics or Ibuprofen for the pain. Dr. Irma Gavaldon will advice you.
-Swelling can spread to the neck, face, head
– Can cause bone loss of the around the root
The pulp and nerve of the tooth can become damaged if there is a deep decay/cavity in the tooth. This would result in inflammation, irritation and infection. The pulp and nerve can also be damaged because of a crack, chip of the tooth, large filling, or a trauma to the tooth or face.
Most of the times there are several symptoms present like pain upon chewing or applying force or pressure to the tooth. Change of color to the tooth (yellowish or darkening color). Swelling and tenderness of the nearby gums or a pimple can show up in the gum. No symptoms can also be shown but the majority of the time some will show.
The average cost of Root Canal or Endodontics in Cancun is $250