It is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth.
This treatments are very expensive in the US, so many people come to Samaritan Dental in Tijuana, Mexico for root canal therapy. In Tijuana, Mexico, root canals prices start from $265. Then there is the cost of placing a cast post and doing for $100, and then, of course the cost of placing a crown.
In the past, teeth with diseased nerves have been removed from the mouth. However, through a root canal, most of the diseased teeth can be salvaged. In most cases, the root canal procedure is a simple treatment that involves little to no patient discomfort.
Within the walls of each tooth, a strand of dental pulp – the substance that supplies the tooth with nerves, nutrients, connective tissue and blood vessels – laces downward into the root. If the dental pulp becomes diseased, the pulp dies, cutting off the nutrients and nerve signals which the tooth needs to be healthy. If the diseased pulp is left in the tooth, the tooth will become infected, forcing it to need extraction.
Root canals allow the dentist remove the pulp, clean the canal and seal the tooth, effectively protecting and saving the tooth. Afterwards, the temporary filling will be replaced with a permanent filling or a crown, depending on the location of the tooth within the mouth.
At Samaritan Dental we have two top endodontists.
Dr. Eva Guerrero
Earned her board certification as an endodontist, and has been working for the past 11 years focused exclusively on root canals. She is one of our patients favorites, and is practically pain free, with a very soft touch.
Dr. Gaston Castro
He is not just a general practitioner trying to do root canals, but he is a board certified endodontist. He has even served as the President of the National College of Dental Surgeons in Tijuana, the counter part of the American Dental Association in San Diego.
What if you still feel some pain after a root canal?
Occasionally a patient will complain about some discomfort after a root canal. Having some discomfort or pain after a root canal is not uncommon. This is often due to an inflammatory process necessary for healing. Discomfort within the first couple of weeks can be well within the normal range.
In most cases, there is nothing more than some slight discomfort, which goes away shortly. But there is an occasional tooth that will continue to be sensitive for several days, even up to a week or more. However, they try to avoid that as there are some side effects, such as the tooth becoming brittle.
Also, many of the patients that come to a dentist in Mexico are under a time crunch. Since the vast majority of teeth after root canals don’t have this problem, you just don’t know until someone continues to feel discomfort. Usually, the best thing to do is to be patient, and take anti-inflammatory meds, like ibuprofen. At Samaritan Dental, they do guarantee the work, and would do all this extra work at no charge. For more information, Contact Us Today!