Terapia de canal de raíz

La terapia de canal de raíz puede salvar su diente

Sus dientes están destinados a durar toda la vida. Hace años, los dientes enfermos o lesionados eran por lo general extraídos. Pero hoy en día, un diente a menudo se puede salvar a través de la terapia de endodoncia.

La endodoncia (en-do-DON-tics) es la rama de la odontología que se especializa en el tratamiento de enfermedades o lesiones de la pulpa dental. Los endodoncistas son dentistas que se especializan en el tratamiento de enfermedades o lesiones de la pulpa dental. Su dentista puede remitirlo a un endodoncista para que le realice el procedimiento de endodoncia.

La caries dental puede causar un diente absceso (infectado).
Se elimina la descomposición y se hace una abertura en la cámara de la pulpa.
La pulpa y el nervio se eliminan y los conductos radiculares del interior del diente se limpian y desinfectan.
Los conductos radiculares y la cámara pulpar están llenos.
Se puede colocar una barra de metal (poste) en el canal de la raíz para ayudar a retener el material del núcleo (relleno), que soporta la restauración (corona).
Luego se restaura la corona del diente. Si el hueso se pierde debido a una infección en la punta de la raíz, este se curará durante varios meses después de limpiar y sellar el conducto radicular.
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Arrest Gum Disease with a Deep Dental Cleaning

While enamel helps to protect your teeth from cavities, there is no such safeguard for your gums. These root surfaces are extremely vulnerable to the effects of plaque, acids and food particles, especially where the gumline has begun to recede. 

In a healthy oral environment there should be no more than 1-3 mm between the top of your gumline and the tooth. But when bacteria and tartar are left to accumulate underneath the gum then these pockets can grow to 4mm or deeper. If left unchecked, the pockets will become incubators for gum disease and root caries.


Over time, this will lead to a variety of symptoms including: 

  • Swelling and redness in the gums.

  • Loose teeth.

  • Chronic bad breath.

  • Pus around the gumline.

  • Visibly receded gums. 

  • Weakened bone structure.

Without immediate attention, these symptoms will develop into chronic peridontitis, with bone and tooth loss across the mouth. In advanced stages, regular brushing, flossing, and even routine dental cleaning will not be enough to halt the spread of decay. When it comes to treating these issues, our dental team at i2M agrees that periodontal planing and root scaling is the most effective solution available. 

How Does Scaling and Root Planing Work?

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical deep cleaning for teeth. The goal with this procedure is to remove the deposits of toxins, bacteria and tartar from the underlying regions of the gum tissue. At i2M our aim is to return your gumline and surrounding bone structure to full health as quickly as possible. 

The Process

  1. During your initial evaluation our specialist will measure the depth of spaces beneath your gumline (sulcus) with a periodontal probe. This will allow them to test the structure of the tooth as well as the overall attachment of the tissue.  If several larger pockets are identified, then they we will recommend a scaling and root planing procedure.

  2. Although this treatment generally only causes minimal discomfort, we may apply a local anesthetic to numb the tissue. This is especially likely if the gums are severely diseased or extremely sensitive. 

  3. The teeth scaling is performed with an ultrasonic dental scaling instrument. Tartar (hardened plaque) is slowly chipped away from above and below the gumline using the vibrating metal tip, then a focused water spray is used to wipe away the debris. Additional dental scaling may be performed with a small handheld scaler.

  4. The root planing procedure involves smoothing the root surface. This allows the gum tissue to heal more quickly, as it is easier for the gums to reattach to a smooth non-decayed root. Root planing will also help to prevent plaque from accumulating on the tooth, thus preventing future tooth decay. 

  5. Depending on the severity of your gum disease, the scaling and root planing procedure can be performed over one or two appointments. 

  6. After the treatment our specialist may prescribe antibacterial medications to prevent infection and to promote faster healing. You should expect some sensitivity around the treatment area for the next couple of days.

  7. During the follow-up we will perform periodontal probing to measure the sulcus. In most cases, you should see red and swollen tissue return to a pink, firm appearance. The scaling and root planing should also work to halt any underlying bone loss. 


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