Endodontics is a treatment that specialists carry out as a resource to save a damaged tooth. Possibly you sound more this treatment for «killing the nerve», colloquial name by which it is known. Whatever name it receives, the goal is the same, to avoid the extraction of a tooth affected by an infection, or by other factors.
In our Ruiz de Gopegui Dental Clinic we carry out comprehensive treatments of conservative dentistry such as endodontics. We will avoid as far as possible the extraction of teeth. Our goal will be to heal and safeguard your original tooth, putting all the means and technology on our part to make this possible.
What Is A Root Canal?
Endodontics is a very common treatment in dentistry and we perform it regularly. It is a procedure that treats the inside of the tooth, in order to maintain its natural dentition, the bone and gum that surrounds it, as well as its functionality. Dr. Daniel Manzano is our specialist in endodontics, and will be the one who carries out your treatment with total safety. The objective of this treatment is to preserve a natural smile, maintaining the original teeth and eliminating discomfort and pain.
Although there are other reasons, such as trauma or wear of the teeth, the most frequent reason to perform a root canal is in the presence of deep caries that damage the pulp of the tooth. The pulp of the tooth is a small soft tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels. It is located in the innermost part of the tooth and communicates it with the maxillary bone.
A root canal should be performed when an infection or inflammation appears in this area of the pulp. Endodontics allows you to clean the root canals of bacteria. In this way, the tooth is kept healthy and a progressive deterioration is avoided that can cause pulp necrosis and as a consequence the loss of the piece. Endodontics will be one of the last resources we can resort to to keep your teeth damaged.
After a correct endodontic treatment and a definitive restoration of the tooth. The tooth will behave the same as the others both in its function and in its duration. It will require the same hygiene, prevention and periodic check-ups as any other tooth.
How Do You Know If You Need A Root Canal?
In our Ruiz de Gopegui Dental Clinic we always warn that a timely treatment can save us time and money. If you do not treat any condition in time, however simple it may seem, the problem may lead to more complicated problems. Our recommendation is that you visit us so that Dr. Manzano can make an assessment, in case you detect the following symptoms:
- If you suffer from constant, non-intermittent acute pain
- In case of appreciating a change in the color of the teeth with a certain tendency to darken
- Before the appearance of phlegmon
- If you experience a marked increase in sensitivity to cold or heat
- Before a sore or lump the size of a grain of rice on the gum
We help you design your smile with the most avant-garde technology
At Ruiz de Gopegui Dental Clinic we will design your smile and together we determine the necessary treatments to make your mouth shine with its own light.
Digital Smile Design is a unique and state-of-the-art protocol in the preliminary diagnosis we perform in our dental clinic. It consists of planning treatments by computer, based on four fundamental aspects: the shape, color, size and position of the teeth. Smile design is very useful in the area of dental aesthetics because it allows us to do digital planning through 3D diagnostic tests.
With our 3Shape Trios Scanner we can show you the proposed dental aesthetic treatment plan and its result on a screen with 3D images so you can assess it and decide if it meets your expectations.
Thanks to this technique you can see the final result of your treatment before starting it, and consequently modify everything with consideration before, always advised by our specialist, Dr. Juan Ruiz de Gopegui. We will design your desired smile together.
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Is Endodontics Painful?
Endodontics is a procedure that we perform regularly in our clinic and that, as we have advanced, is performed under anesthesia so that there is no pain. It is possible to experience some discomfort when the anesthesia disappears, but they will subside within a few days. In addition, we have acquired a new microscope that allows us to perform more precise interventions and obtain total success in root canals, reducing the incidence of unwanted side effects. In any case, for patients with fear or anxiety, before the idea of undergoing this treatment, in our Ruiz de Gopegui dental clinic we have the Caleject conscious sedation technique. Thanks to it, the patient acquires a state of tranquility and well-being, which allows to face the treatment in a relaxed and fearless way.
How Do We Carry Out Endodontic Treatment In Ruiz De Gopegui?
First of all, we will carry out the treatment in a strictly personalized way. Because there is no one case like another and each patient is unique and special to us. Treatment will begin with the first visit in which we will know your subject. This visit will be free and you can ask us all your doubts and fears without any commitment. In Dr. Manzano will help you solve all your concerns delighted.
The next step will be diagnostic tests. In our clinic we rely on the most advanced technological means on the market in diagnosis and treatment, such as the latest generation Planmeca 3D CT, which allows us to achieve more accurate results. Once we get all the necessary information, we can start with your endodontic treatment.
In most cases, endodontic treatments can be performed in a single session. Although it is true that sometimes the clinical situation of the patient, the technical difficulty of the case or other parameters, may require two or more sessions.
To carry out the endodontic treatment we will anesthetize the area to be treated so that you do not feel any discomfort. Once this is done, the procedure will consist of three main steps. First, we will make a hole in the tooth’s crown to access the pulp and treat it. Then, we will proceed to clean the duct and seal it with state-of-the-art materials and methods.
Once all traces of infection have been removed, we will restore the part of the tooth that was in poor condition using state-of-the-art adhesion techniques. Generally, we will do it by means of porcelain or composite inlays. High-quality materials, like all those we use in our Ruiz de Gopegui Dental Clinic, offer very aesthetic results similar to the original tooth.
Dr. Juan Ruiz de Gopegui is endorsed by certificates and extensive experience that guarantees success in each of his treatments. It also insists on attending congresses and specialized courses to continue renewing itself to offer our clients the best techniques and treatments.
Our mission is to make you feel good throughout the process, in which we accompany you continuously. Our greatest satisfaction is that the result of the treatment is a happy patient.
Each patient is unique and special for us, so each person receives at the Ruiz de Gopegui Dental Clinic a totally individualized treatment aimed at meeting their expectations.
We have the latest dental technology, designed to facilitate the use of new techniques and improve the patient experience. It guarantees extraordinary results, with diagnoses and treatments with cutting-edge appliances.
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