Toothaches are incredibly painful. A lot of people even compare the level to childbirth, and some even say it is worse than that! They can cause infection, fever, and malaise. They can last for days to a week, and they can stop you from doing your daily activities. They are something you do not really want to wish to your greatest enemy.
But why do people develop toothaches? More often than not, the actual cause is found in the roots. Although the teeth are incredibly hard and solid, they still contain a soft spot known as the pulp. Underneath it will be the roots of the teeth, which are sensitive to heat and cold (that is why you can properly perceive food temperature). These root canals, however, can get infected or inflamed, perhaps by the build-up of bacteria or trauma (something may have hit your mouth strongly, damaging the roots). If the swelling or the inflammation does not get treated, it will eventually kill the nerves and cause the build-up of abscess right inside the tooth. The swelling itself, though, is sometimes enough to let you feel a toothache.
Abscesses are equally dangerous since it means bacteria have already multiplied far too many times, and the toxic fluid buildup has nowhere else to go to be drained. When they get worse, they can affect the other teeth and even the bone. Some people have also died because of infection.
Get a Root Canal
If the dentist has diagnosed that the origin of the pain is the root, then there is a high chance he will recommend a root canal therapy. It is a procedure where the actual roots and even the pulp chamber are removed from the teeth. Then the cavity is cleaned, filled, and sealed.
You may ask, “Aren’t roots important?” They are, but once the permanent teeth have appeared, their significance is just reduced to sensory perception. And since you still have other teeth with healthy roots, you still can determine temperature. The most important thing to remember when undergoing root canal is that it can help save your healthy teeth. Moreover, you can prevent reoccurring tooth problems and drastically improve your oral health. You can also avoid the discoloration of the teeth.
Is the Procedure Painful?
Root canals performed in Tijuana, especially in clinics such as Sam Dental, are normally not very painful. You may just feel a certain level of discomfort. Further, the toothache needs to subside first before you can be treated. That is why you are provided with medications and antibiotics prior to root canal therapy.
The procedure must also be performed by a professional, not only by a regular or general dentist. This is because it is quite comprehensive and delicate. It also usually involves the creation of crowns or dentures to secure the seal of the cavity, and only board-certified professionals can do this. Root canal therapy can last for at least 2 sessions or visits. Also, not everyone may be a good candidate for it; your dentist can give you the best recommendation to your problem.