Root Canals

The best treatment to save your natural teeth

At Park Avenue Dental Group we do everything we can to save natural teeth.

Through root canal treatment or endodontics it is possible to remove the internal nerve of the teeth when they have been affected by an infectious process without extracting the tooth.

What is a root canal procedure?

A root canal procedure consists of removing the infected tissue that is lodged in the tooth.

When the dental pulp is irreversibly affected, it must be removed. Then it is necessary to clean the entire tooth inside and fill it to avoid infections in the future. In this way the healthy natural tooth is preserved without extracting.

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When is a root canal treatment necessary?

The dental nerve or pulp can become inflamed or infected in the presence of dental cavities and dental trauma such as fractures.

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This inflammation or infection has the following characteristics:

  • Sharp pain
  • Abscesses
  • Bleeding
  • Extensive cavities
  • Color change in teeth
  • Presence of lesions seen on x-rays
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Root Canal - Step by Step Procedures:

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1. Initially, the dentist will evaluate the tooth to be treated through a clinical and radiographic examination.

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2. Once the disease and treatment have been established, the procedure is started under local anesthesia.

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3. During the procedure, the specialized dentist uses advanced technology to remove the pulp lodged in the teeth from the crown to the roots, thus eliminating all the infected tissue.

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4. Once it is clean, the canals and the space where the nerve was located are filled with special durable material. All in order to avoid future infections.

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5. The dentist in charge will establish the right material to restore the tooth.

This is the end of the root canal treatment.

Only a specialized dentist should perform this procedure.

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Painless experience

We currently have the technology and knowledge necessary to make root canal treatment a positive experience.

  • It is performed under local infiltrative anesthesia which allows the entire area of ​​the tooth to be anesthetized.

  • Precise and advanced rotary elements are used to remove all infected tissue.

  • Endodontist, a root canal specialist, is using special high grade microscope to make sure all infection is completely removed to avoid secondary infection

  • Root canal procedure prevents the patient from losing a tooth that can be saved and will not have to be replaced with an implant or dental prosthesis.

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FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT ROOT CANAL

  • 1.What is a root canal procedure?

    A root canal treatment is the procedure completed when the dental pulp or dental nerve affected by advanced cavities or any exposure to the pulp that causes pain. During this treatment infection is removed, tooth canals are thoroughly cleaned and sealed with special durable material.

  • 2. Why choose a root canal procedure?

    When the dentist indicates that infected tooth can be saved, a root canal treatment should be carried out since this prevents the infection from progressing and the pain disappears.

  • 3. How do I know if I need a root canal procedure?

    Root canal procedure is indicated when:

    • Sharp tooth pain
    • Dental fractures 
    • Extensive cavities
    • Inflammation of the gums and / or dental pulp
    • Oral abscesses

    All this will be evaluated by an endodontist (a dentist that specialises in root canal treatments) or your regular dentist who has extensive experience with these procedures through a clinical and radiographic examination.

  • 4. Should I follow any instructions after the procedure?

    Yes, after a root canal procedure the dentist may prescribe medications to reduce discomfort and continue to control the infection.

    In addition, the dentist will indicate how to restore the rest of the tooth. It is highly recommended to have the crown placed over remaining structure of affected tooth after root canal therapy. This cup will  re-enforce the tooth and save it from breaking.

  • 5. Who performs root canal procedure?

    Root canal procedure should be performed by an endodontist or an experienced dentist.

  • 6.How long does this procedure take?

    The time will depend on each particular case, generally 1 to 2 hours. Depending on the degree of the infection or the complexity of the case, up to 3 sessions may be necessary.

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