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Pulpitis Illustration of Root Canal Therapy

Reliable Root Canal Treatment in Costa Rica

Look no further than Dental Coto to receive your reliable root canal treatment in Costa Rica. 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 your treatment and restore a damaged tooth that has become the source of consistent and severe dental pain. 

What does the term “root canal” mean?

This phrase 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 outlines the shape of the tooth’s root canal and structural foundation of the bone. A local anesthetic is typically then applied so that the tooth and surrounding area becomes numb. 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 treatment options, contact us today to learn more about our dental recommendations and services.