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Frequently Asked Questions about Endodontics

Frequently Asked Questions about Endodontics

Welcome to our Endodontics FAQ section, where you will find answers to your questions about the diagnosis and treatment of the inside of the tooth. Find out when endodontics is needed, how treatment is performed, costs, aftercare and more. If you are considering a root canal procedure or are concerned about the health of your teeth, this section will provide you with essential information to make informed decisions and keep your smile healthy.

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What is endodontics?

It is a dental specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the interior of the tooth, including the pulp and surrounding tissues.

When is endodontic treatment needed?

When there is an infection or damage to the dental pulp that cannot be solved with a filling or other superficial treatment.

Is endodontic treatment painful?

No, it is usually performed under local anesthesia to minimize pain.

How long does an endodontic treatment last?

The vast majority are performed in a single session, although a second session may be necessary.

How much does endodontic treatment cost?

Prices vary according to the dentist and the complexity of the treatment.

Is it possible to practice sports after a root canal?

It is recommended to avoid intense physical activity for a few days after treatment.

Is it possible to lose a tooth after a root canal?

It is unlikely if the treatment is performed correctly and good postoperative care is followed.

Can all teeth be endodontically treated?

In most cases, yes. However, there are situations where extraction may be the only viable option.

What care should I take after treatment?

Avoid hard foods and follow good oral hygiene, in addition to taking any prescribed medication.

What is reendodontics?

It is a second endodontic treatment on a tooth that has been previously treated.

What is a devitalized tooth?

It is a tooth whose pulp has been removed and, therefore, has no sensitivity.

What is a dental abscess?

It is an accumulation of pus due to a dental infection, often requiring endodontic treatment.

Is endodontic treatment definitive?

In most cases yes, although there are situations in which retreatment may be necessary.

Are endodontic treatments safe?

Yes, these are common and safe procedures when performed by trained professionals.

What is a pulpotomy?

It is the partial elimination of the dental pulp in deciduous teeth.

What is an apicoectomy?

It is a surgery to remove the infected part of the root of a tooth, usually as a last resort in endodontics.

What type of specialist performs endodontic treatments?

Endodontists are the specialists in this field, although many general dentists also perform basic endodontic procedures.

Does dental insurance cover endodontic treatment?

It depends on the plan, but in most cases they offer some partial coverage for this treatment.

Is a dental crown needed after a root canal?

In many cases, yes. A crown protects the treated tooth and improves its functionality.

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