Preguntas frecuentes sobre endodoncia
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving treatment of the pulp (canal raíz) and surrounding tissues of the tooth. When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin, the inside channel or “canal raíz” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, enfermedad periodontal, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, an endodontic specialist, such as Dr. Katz, Dr. Kent, Dr. McKenzie, Dr. Liszka, Dr. Bennett, Dr. Caballero, Dr. Potestades, Dr. Nockowitz, Dr. Muralla exterior o Dr. Basha, removes the diseased pulp to save the tooth and prevent further infection and inflammation. After successful endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform normally.
I’m worried about x-rays. Should I be?
No. While x-rays will be necessary during your endodontic treatment, we use an advanced non-film computerized system, called digital radiography, that produces radiation levels up to 90 percent lower than those of already low dose conventional dental x-ray machinery. These digital images can be optimized, archived, printed and sent to cotherapists via e-mail or CD-ROM. For more information contact Sirona Dental Systems, Inc.
What about infection?
Again, there’s no need for concern. We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control and the American Dental Association. We utilize autoclave sterilization and barrier techniques to eliminate any risk of infection.
Lo que sucede después del tratamiento del conducto radicular?
When your terapia de conducto radicular has been completed, se enviará un registro de su tratamiento a su dentista restaurador. You should contact his office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Su dentista restaurador decidirá qué tipo de restauración es necesaria para proteger su diente.. Es raro que los pacientes de endodoncia a experimentar complicaciones después del tratamiento endodóntico de rutina o la microcirugía. Si ocurre un problema, sin embargo, estamos disponibles en todo momento para responder.
What new technologies are being used?
In addition to digital radiography, we utilize special operating microscopes. Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see tiny details inside your tooth. Also, a tiny video camera on the operating microscope can record images of your tooth to further document the doctor’s findings.