Root Canal

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by tooth decay or infection.  In order to save the tooth, the pulp, nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Having a root canal in Mexico can save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed.  Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.

Root canal therapy is a highly successful treatment and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.

Signs and Symptoms Lead to Root Canal

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

Root Canal Therapy

Endodontists are specialized dentists committed to the treatment of dental problems in the pulp chambers of teeth, first remove tooth decay and infected tissue surrounding the tooth.

Once the tooth is clean and gum disease or bacteria build up has been treated, your dentist hollows out the inner structure of the tooth and removes the nerve and nerve tissue from inside the root canals of teeth. The tooth is then packed and sealed with a temporary dental filling.

Patients return for a second appointment to replace the temporary filling and attach dental crowns to protect the outer layer of the tooth. Sealing and capping the tooth with gutta-percha and dental crowns stops tooth decay and restores the health of teeth.

Cost of Root Canal Therapy

Dental root canal treatment varies depending on the amount of advanced dental work needed to repair and seal the tooth. The total cost of root canal treatment will include the price of dental crowns to cap the teeth. In Mexico the cost of a dental implant is averagely $200 USD.