Careful root canal treatments

DMD Specialist in Endodontics

Since 2019 I have specialized in the treatment of root canals, because I am passionate about providing best-quality treatments that last a lifetime. Since then, I have become a certified specialist in endodontics and have practiced in a range of dental clinics.

I treat both adults and children with dental problems that require root canal treatment. I try to offer my patients a pleasant and painless experience through the way I communicate and through effective use of local anesthesia.

When is root canal treatment needed?

Root canal treatments are applied when tooth decay affects the nerve of the tooth and an inflammation occurs that leads to continuous pain of high intensity. Beforehand, a dental x-ray is needed for diagnosis and treatment plan.

How does a root canal treatment work_

The root canal treatment consists of several steps:

  • In the first session, the tooth cavity is removed and the canals are disinfected. The procedure is not painful because it is done under local anesthesia. Depending the severity of the inflammation, the tooth can be completely treated in a single visit. In some circumstances this step may require an additional visit in order to treat bacterial infection.
  • In the 2nd session, if the tooth no longer shows signs of inflammation, the canal is filled with a special material called gutta-percha. After the canal is sealed, the crown of the tooth is closed with a composite filling.
  • 3rd session: There are cases when the destruction of the tooth is greater and a more voluminous reconstruction with a pivot is needed. These teeth often need to be covered with dental crowns to withstand the forces over time.
  • After 12-24 months an additional visit is recommended. Using a dental x-ray we can check if the tooth has completely healed. In an ideal case, at this point we notice that the treatment was successful, ensuring a result that lasts a lifetime.

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