Preguntas frecuentes de endodoncia
¿Qué es la endodoncia?Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the pulp (canal raíz) and surrounding tissues of the tooth. When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin, the inside channel or “canal raíz” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, enfermedad periodontal, fractura del diente u otros problemas, can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, Especialista en Endodoncia remueve la pulpa enferma para guardar el diente y evitar aún más la infección y la inflamación. After successful endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform normally.
I’m worried about x-rays. Should I be?
No. Mientras que los rayos X serán necesarios durante el tratamiento de endodoncia, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography, that produces radiation levels up to 90 percent lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-ray machinery. These digital images can be optimized, archived, impreso, o enviados a coterapeutas por correo electrónico.
What about infection?
De nuevo, there’s no need for concern. We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. We utilize autoclave sterilization and barrier techniques to eliminate any risk of infection.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact his office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond.
What new technologies are being used?
In addition to digital radiography, we utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth. también, a tiny video camera on the operating microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor’s findings.