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Bad oral hygiene, untreated dental erosion, cracked teeth and trauma can cause sharp throbbing, swelling in the gums or jaw for which ‘root canal’ or ‘endodontics’ treatment is subscribed. Let us learn what the usual stages of a root canal in Tijuana entail.
Diagnosis with X-ray
To confirm the extent of tooth damage and proliferation of infection the first step of diagnostic appointment usually is accompanied by an x-ray.
Emergency Root Canal
This is actually open and drain treatment involves removing some of the infection from the top of the tooth. Relieves pressure, discomfort, and pain temporarily.
Root Canal Stage 1
The tooth is opened on top, infection along the internal nerve canal within the tooth is removed and cleaned out. And filled with an antibiotic paste. This relieves pain and halts infection from spreading.
Root Canal Stage 2
Post stage 1 treatment after a gap of two to three weeks the second stage of root canal commences. Where the old temporary filling and antibiotic paste placed in the last appointment is remove. The canal is cleaned again along with any residual infection. New appropriate and specialized root filling is placed and the tooth is sealed.
Specialised Cosmetic Treatment
Crown or filling is usually placed to cover the holes created during the tooth treatment. Also, a prolonged infection can usually darken or stain surrounding teeth. So internal bleaching is carried out to even out the colouring of teeth. These are cosmetic treatments to preserve and rectify the aesthetic beauty of your teeth.
In case of severe infections, in rare instances, advanced endodontic surgery may be needed.
Apicectomies is a condition were an abscess around the tooth is extremely large and cannot be healed. In such case, the very end tip of the tooth root is removed to prevent infection.
Root Resection is a case where the infection is so large that tooth root needs to be removed along with the tip and nerve.
An Apicectomy is usually followed by a Retrograde Root Filling. Here a special filling material is placed inside the cut root to seal its end.
The problems caused in the mouth by smoking include:
Spots on the teeth: The teeth tend to be stained by the action of nicotine and tar. The tobacco on the teeth produces a superficial coloration (brownish brown) and favors the appearance of tartar. Even if your intention is to leave the cigarette and you are already taking the first steps the next step is solve that yellow smile that the cigar left you. You can go easily with your dentist in Tijuana and solve one of the consequences of your actions.
Caries: Smoking increases the risk of caries in adults. In addition, smoking decreases salivary flow.
Halitosis: bad breath is caused by changes in the quantity and quality of saliva on the buccal microbial flora. In addition, it is accentuated with periodontal disease.
Periodontal Disease: It is a chronic and progressive disease that causes the loss of teeth. The gum receives less blood and oxygen, decreasing the defense mechanisms against bacterial plaque bacteria, which become more aggressive and more actively destroy the tissues that support the teeth. Depending on its degree of involvement is called gingivitis, when the inflammatory process only affects the gum or periodontitis when the inflammatory process affects the deep periodontal tissues and destruction of the bone and ligament that support and hold the teeth occurs. When periodontal disease has evolved to periodontitis, other symptoms usually appear such as: retraction of the gums, mobility of the teeth, separation of the teeth, increased tooth sensitivity, especially cold, gum pain, bad breath and abscesses and phlegmon in the gum.
Nicotinic palatinitis: white spot on the soft palate and back of the hard palate, with small red dots. it is observed more in pipe smokers. This lesion is reversible by suppressing tobacco.
Leukoplakias: whitish spot that does not detach when shaved. It appears in any area of ??the oral mucosa. It is a premalignant lesion.
Oral cavity cancer: The risk of suffering a cancer of the oral cavity in a smoker is 6 times higher than that of a non-smoker. The place with the highest incidence of oral cancer due to tobacco consumption is the floor of the mouth, as well as the tongue, the lip and the salivary glands. All tobacco products (cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipe, cigars) contain toxic products, carcinogens and nicotine. Tobacco is responsible for: 50% cancer in the oral cavity, 70% cancer in the larynx and 50% cancer in the esophagusRead More