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This document contains a collection of the answers to the most common questions people ask about Dr. Hdz. Mejía services.

WHY DO I NEED ENDODONTIC TREATMENT?

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The most common reasons for inflammation or infection are deep cavities (caries), repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips. Trauma can also cause inflammation and often appears as discoloration of the tooth. If the pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it may cause pain or lead to an abscess.

WHY CHOOSE AN ENDODONTIST?

Experience
Endodontists are dental specialists with an additional two or more year of specialized training beyond dental school.
Efficiency
Endodontists limit their practice solely to endodontic treatment, endodontists are efficient and precise. This equates to positive experiences and faster healing.
Availability
Most endodontists offer tremendous flexibility in accommodating emergency cases, so delays in treatment are kept to a minimum and patients can be relieved of dental pain quickly.
Advanced Technology
Many endodontists use state-of-the-art technology such as operating microscopes, digital imaging, ultrasonic instrumentation and fiber optics, to treat their patients quickly and comfortably.

WHAT IS AN ENDODONTIST?

Endodontists are dental specialists with an additional two or more year of specialized training beyond dental school.
WHAT IS AN ENDODONTIST?

An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone a minimum of 2 years of extra postgraduate training. This Specialist training allows an Endodontist to:

1. deal with diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures

2. diagnose facial pain and related problems.

WHY DO I NEED ANOTHER ENDODONTICS PROCEDURE?

As occasionally happens with any dental or medical procedure, a tooth may not heal as expected after initial treatment for a variety of reasons:

• Narrow or curved canals were not treated during the initial procedure.
• Complicated canal anatomy went undetected in the first procedure.
• The placement of the crown or other restoration was delayed following the endodontic treatment.
• The restoration did not prevent salivary contamination to the inside of the tooth.

In other cases, a new problem can jeopardize a tooth that was successfully treated. For example:
• New decay can expose the root canal filling material to bacteria, causing a new infection in the tooth.
• A loose, cracked or broken crown or filling can expose the tooth to new infection.
• A tooth sustains a fracture.

HOW DOES ENDODONTIC TREATMENT SAVE THE TOOTH?

During root canal treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection.
After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth.
Contrary to jokes about the matter, modern root canal treatment is very similar to having aroutine filling and usually can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment.

Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:

A) Efficient chewing

B) Normal biting force and sensation

C) Natural appearance

D) Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain

Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last as long as other natural teeth and often for a lifetime.

WHAT IS AN ENDODONTIST?

An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone a minimum of 2 years of extra postgraduate training. This Specialist training allows an Endodontist to:

1. deal with diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures

2. diagnose facial pain and related problems.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS THAT INDICATE AN ENDODONTIC PROCEDURE?

Indications for treatment include prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, swelling or tenderness of the tooth or adjacent gums. Although, in some occasions there are no symptoms.

WILL I FEEL PAIN DURING OR AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

Fortunately, modern anesthetics can make the procedure pain free in most cases. Seeking treatment early makes the procedure more comfortable, so don’t wait. For the first few days after treatment, there may be some sensitivity to biting pressure, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure