Buenos Aires Root Canal Therapy

Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a treatment that consists of removing diseased pulp of the tooth, cleaning the root canals and filling them. This treatment is performed when the pulp of the tooth has an irreversible condition and, if left on its own, will rot or fall out. Root canals are primordial in prosthetic treatments. Their correct performance is basic for the good prognosis of the tooth.

At Drs. Pelcman’s Practice, endodontists are in charge of the Buenos Aires root canal therapy treatments.

Root Canal Therapy in Buenos Aires

There are many indications for root canal treatment: pulp exposures due to fractures, caries that reach the pulp, blows to the tooth that cause the death of the pulp, the need of a post to make a crown (when the crown of the tooth is too destroyed to hold a crown), defective previous root canal, etc.

After the root canal has been performed, the tooth is prepared to receive the post. An impression is taken and goes to the dental lab. A temporary crown is also attached to the prepared tooth. On the following appointment, a post is cemented and prepared to receive the crown. Posts are cast metal elements anchored inside the roots of the teeth. They allow damaged teeth to recuperate the lost structure of the teeth and it makes them suitable for receiving a porcelain crown. Posts are made only in teeth that have a root canal previously done. An example of their use is in teeth that, due to a root canal treatment, have lost a considerable part of the crown.

Description of the treatment

There are many indications for root canal treatment: pulp exposures due to fractures, caries that reach the pulp, blows to the tooth that cause the death of the pulp, the need of a post to make a crown (when the crown of the tooth is too destroyed to be prepared to hold a crown), defective previous root canal, etc.

Posts

Posts are cast metal elements that are anchored inside the roots of the teeth. They allow very damaged teeth to recuperate the lost structure of the teeth and it makes them suitable for receiving a porcelain crown. Posts are made only in teeth that have a root canal previously done. An example of their use is in teeth that, due to a root canal treatment have lost a considerable part of the crown.

Description of the treatment

After a root canal is done or if the tooth already had a root canal, the tooth is prepared to receive the post. An impression is taken and it goes to the dental lab. A temporary crown is also attached to the prepared tooth. On the following appointment, the post is cemented and prepared to receive the crown.

Drs. Pelcman’s Practice is a leading Buenos Aires cosmetic dentistry practice, providing a range of oral health treatments to help patients maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. In addition to offering root canal therapy, the practice has helped many dental implants Buenos Aires patients restore their smile after tooth loss. They are also highly regarded as top Argentina teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dentures providers.