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Root Canal - What You Need to Know

A lot of people is afraid of Root Canal. This dental treatment has the reputation of being painful and bothering. Well, if you're about to get this treatment, we're here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way. A Root Canal treatment performed by qualified doctors shouldn't cause you an insufferable pain. Of course, you need an expert doctor and to be well informed about this procedure. That's why here we share with you everything you need to know if you're about to get a Root Canal. 

When You Need a Root Canal

When an injury or a cavity is too large, it can damage the tooth's root, which leads to the root becoming infected. This injury can be caused by several reasons, such a crack or chip in the tooth, deep decay, root resorption, abscesses, or repeated dental procedures that damage your tooth. In any of these cases, the pain is the most common first symptom of needing a root canal, as well as tooth sensitivity and discoloration of the tooth. 

How It Is Performed

To perform this treatment, your dentist will need to numb the tooth, and then drill an opening through the crown of the tooth to the pulp chamber. Afterwards, the dentist will clean the infection and unhealthy pulp out of the canals using root canal files. Once the canals are clean, they will be sealed with a permanent material to keep the canals free of contamination. 

The final step consists in the restoration of the teeth. As we mentioned above, a root canal is performed because of large injuries, so your tooth may need a restoration to function. Your dentist will talk with you about the best option to restore the form of your tooth and make it look the most natural.

After the Treatment

A Root Canal is a treatment with a high success rate, but you need to take necessary measures to take care of your tooth after the procedure is done. Here are some tips you need to follow after getting a Root Canal.

  • Keep a good oral hygiene. Brush and floss at least twice a day to prevent future problems as an infection.
  • Avoid hard foods. Chewing on hard food may cause your teeth to break, damaging root canals and leading to get the treatment again.
  • Visit your dentist regularly. He/she is the only one able to check the state of your teeth and help you to prevent new infections.
  • Avoid hot and cold liquids. Your teeth may feel sensitive after the treatment, so avoid these drinks two weeks after the treatment.
  • Use a sensitivity relief toothpaste. Your teeth may feel sensitive after the procedure, so using this toothpaste can help you to ease the pain.

How to Prevent It

We mentioned above that a Root Canal treatment is needed when you have large injuries on your teeth. The best way to prevent this from happening is to keep your teeth strong with good oral hygiene and diet habits. Also, don't forget to visit your dentist at least twice a year to keep track of the state of your teeth. Avoid chewing on hard foods like lollipops or ice, and if you play any sport, remember to wear a mouth guard to avoid injuries. If you follow these tips, the possibility of needing a root canal will be way lower.

To perform this procedure, you need a qualified dentist with expertise on the subject. Sani Dental Group is the largest dental group in Los Algodones, and one of the largest in Mexico. We have more than 30 dentists in 3 different locations to perform root canals or any other treatment you may need. When you're looking for affordable dental treatments in Mexico, Sani Dental Group is your best option.

Give us a call and one of our patient coordinators will give you all the information you need to know about the treatments, prices, and additional services we offer. Also, don't forget to subscribe our newsletter to get special discounts month by month. You deserve to have the smile you want, so don't hesitate and get it today.