For many people, the prospect of having a root canal creates incredible anxiety and dread. We understand. More than that, we have the expertise and the technology to make this procedure as painless and quick as possible.
Root canal therapy, or endodontic treatment, is required when the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected.
There are a number of reasons why this can happen — deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth that leads to damage to the pulp inside. The most common symptom of a tooth in need of a root canal is a throbbing pain that gets progressively worse.
At Costa Rica Dental Team, our dentists have extensive experience in performing root canals, as well as with putting our patients at ease during the procedure. You’ll feel much better after treatment, and with proper care your treated tooth will function normally for many years to come.
Root Canal Therapy
- When decay or damage goes untreated, it can cause an infection in the pulp chamber of the tooth.
- After making a small opening in the top of the tooth, very small instruments are used to clean out the infected pulp and reshape the root canal spaces to accept a filling.
- The cleaned root canal spaces are filled with gutta percha, a rubber-like bio-compatible material, to prevent re-contamination of the tooth. The tooth is then permanently sealed with a post and/or a crown.