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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.