Specialized dental treatment that consists in the removal of diseased nerve of the tooth or molar and filling in the space occupied. The main objective is to avoid extraction. This treatment is recommended for fractures teeth with deep caries or pulp tissue injuries. This treatment is also recommended in healthy teeth for prosthetic purposes.

How long does it take?

It’s possible to have satisfactory results in different appointments; most cases are completed in a single visit except the complicated cases may require two or more appointments

Is the endodontic treatment painful?

Definitely not, is performed under local anesthesia that prevents the pain. After the treatment and anesthesia, it may appear discomfort when chewing for a few days due to an irritation of the periodontal tissue (ligament that attaches the tooth to the bone) surrounding the root. In these cases, the anti-inflammatory painkillers that the endodontic recommend will be enough to control discomfort.

What should I do if I already have cavities?

If it already exists, it is important to eliminate it by going to the dentist to prevent it from growing and reaching the nerve affecting it. By performing a simple resin filling or other restorative treatment, it is possible to prevent a greater caries and the need for endodontic treatment.