Root Canal

Root Canal - $450
Root Canal with Absyss - $600
Root Canal Post Replacement - $150

Root Canal

What to Expect After a Root Canal
• It is not uncommon for a tooth to be uncomfortable or even exhibit a dull ache immediately after receiving root canal therapy. this should subside within one week.
• Your tooth will be sensitive to biting pressure, and may even appear to feel loose. this feeling is a result of the sensitivity of nerve endings in the tissue just outside of the end of the root.
• Occasionally, a small "bubble" or "pimple" will appear on the gum tissue within a few days after completion of a root canal. this represents the release of pressure and bacteria which no longer can be sustained around the tooth. this should disappear within a few days.
• Your temporary tooth (if you are getting a crown) may dislodge. you can reapply the temporary by using denture glue.
• If you gums are sore when the temporary crowns are being applied, please ask for a numbing substance. this will make your temporary placement much easier for you and the dentist.
Root Canal Through an Existing Crown
• All Metal: Drilling a hole through an all-metal (gold) crown probably won’t significantly affect its overall strength characteristics.
• Porcelain Fused to High Nobel Metal: Creating an access cavity through a PFM restoration likely won’t significantly affect its overall strength either. But doing so may affect the integrity of it’s porcelain covering (outer shell), possibly resulting in chipping or fracture especially in the region immediately around the access cavity. (this chipping effect could compromise the integrity of a restoration placed later as a repair for the hole, see “filling placement” below.) More extensive porcelain fracture is possible too. In some cases, this may only be of cosmetic concern. But if the loss is large enough it may present a functional problem too.
• Ceramic: In comparison to types of crowns that contain metal, the process of creating an access cavity through an all-ceramic (“porcelain”) one presents the least predictable outcome. Doing so can result in serious concern about restoration strength or damage (such as microcrack formation) that may ultimately lead to failure. Just as with PFM crowns, ceramic chipping immediately around the access cavity itself is commonplace.
Root Canal with Abscess
The root canal procedure is typically 1 day. However, an abscess, the dentist will place an antibiotic in the canal. This antibiotic will need up to 5-7 days before returning to complete the root canal procedure.

The bacteria and other dying pulp remnants can cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of a tooth’s root. In addition to an abscess, an infection in the root canal of a tooth can cause swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head.

But signs of infection severe enough to require a root canal include serious teeth pain when eating or when you put pressure on the area. Teeth pain and sensitivity to hot or cold that lingers after the hot or cold stimuli have been removed. A small, pimple-like bump on the gums near the area of teeth pain.
What to do:
• We recommend you take something for pain-relief within one hour of leaving our office, to get the medication into your blood system before the anesthesia we administered begins to subside. Generally, only one dose is needed.
• It is likely you will need an anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and medications for pain. The dentist will write a prescription. All prescriptions need to be filled in Mexico. USA pharmacies will not accept a prescription from Mexico.
• Follow the recommended antibiotic treatment recommended by your dentist.
• Whenever possible, try to chew on the opposite side from the tooth we have just treated, until you have a crown placed, or until the access area is restored. Until that time, your tooth still is weakened and could fracture.
• Please avoid chewing gum, caramels, or other sticky, soft candy, which could dislodge the temporary material or fracture your tooth.
Please Call Us If:
• You are experiencing symptoms more intense or of longer duration than those described above.
• You encounter significant post-operative swelling.
• The temporary material feels "high" when biting.
• Your tooth fractures.