Preguntas frecuentes de endodoncia

What is endodontics?

La endodoncia es una rama de la odontología reconocida por el tratamiento que de la Asociación Dental Americana de la pulpa (conducto radicular) y los tejidos del diente. Cuando usted mira su diente en el espejo, lo que ves es la corona. El resto del diente, la parte ocultada debajo de la línea de las encías, se llama la raíz. Aunque la porción externa de la raíz es un tejido duro denominado dentina, el interior canal o “conducto radicular” contiene una masa de tejido blando, los vasos sanguíneos y nervios. Bacteria that are introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fracture or other problems, can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, an endodontic specialist 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 endodontics 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?

Otra vez, 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?

Cuando el tratamiento del conducto radicular se ha completado, un registro de su tratamiento será enviada 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 necesario para proteger su diente. Es raro que los pacientes experimenten endodónticas complicaciones después del tratamiento endodóntico de rutina o la microcirugía. Si se produce un problema, sin embargo, estamos a su disposición en todo momento para responder.

What new technologies are being used?

Operating Microscopes:

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.