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Pulpitis Illustration of Root Canal Therapy

Restorative Root Canals in Costa Rica

Look no further than Dental Coto to receive a restorative, low-cost root canal in Costa Rica to resolve a damaged tooth that is causing severe dental pain. Utilizing modern materials made with the highest level of standards in the United States and Europe, the clinic’s reputable dental professionals will carefully complete the procedure at a fraction of the cost that you will find in many other countries. Symptoms that you may experience that signify to a doctor that you are in need of a root canal treatment include: tooth discoloration, localized tooth pain and swelling around one or more of your teeth. If you experience consistent and severe dental pain, a comprehensive exam may be recommended to determine the course of action for restoring a traumatized tooth that has become the source of consistent pain and that could ultimately compromise your dental health. 

What does the term “root canal” mean?

A restorative root canal is a type of endodontic treatment, and “endodontic” comes from the Greek language. “Endo” means “inside”, and “odont” translates to “tooth”. A root canal specifically refers to the natural cavity that sits within the center of the tooth and encompasses the tooth’s nerve. The pulp chamber is a softer section within the center, and, when a tooth is damaged, this chamber can be the source of the bacteria and debris that builds up within the tooth, eventually causing infection or an abscess. Reasons that a tooth’s nerve and pulp can experience damage include: trauma to the mouth, multiple procedures completed on the same tooth, infection caused by deep decay, or cracks and chips within the teeth. 

 

In order to properly diagnose your dental needs and select a treatment plan that best fits your situation and comfort level, a dental professional will take an x-ray that clearly displays the shape of the tooth’s root canal and structural foundation of the bone. In many cases, a local anesthetic is applied in order to numb the tooth and surrounding area and ensure your comfort levels. If the nerve within the problem tooth is dead, it is possible to avoid utilizing local anesthesia, but it is recommended in most cases to prevent the patient from experiencing any discomfort during the procedure. A rubber sheet will then be placed within your mouth to guard the tooth from saliva as the dentist treats the area, and a small hole will be drilled into the tooth to allow access to the pulp chamber. The dental professional will safely remove all bacteria and decay found within the tooth until it is completely sanitized, and debris will be flushed out through the use of water or sodium hypochlorite. After the tooth and its surroundings have been sufficiently cleaned, the tooth will be sealed thoroughly, and a temporary filling will be created within the hole that was drilled to ensure that no debris, such as food or saliva, enters the area. As many of the cases in need of a root canal begin with the issue of extensive decay or weakness, it may be recommended to also receive a crown or composite in order to further protect the tooth and prevent it from future damage or disease. If you have experienced pain within one or more teeth consistently and have questions about root canal options, contact us today to learn more about our recommendations and low-cost dental services.