Root Canal

Root Canal

In the past, teeth with damaged (pulp) nerves were usually extracted. Now we are thankful to have dentists that are capable of preserving the damaged teeth. Sometimes pain can lead patients to require a special endodontic treatment called a root canal. Root canal or Endodontic therapy involves the removal of the dental pulp in a tooth to relieve a patient from infection, an abscess, or a deep cavity that may have caused extreme pain and discomfort. Patients who come to Vital Dental Group in Tijuana, Mexico with painful toothaches may be advised to undergo a root canal procedure. Before extracting a tooth it is considered to maintain the natural teeth when possible. Root canal therapy is often the first course of action as it can allow the patient to keep their natural teeth and avoid the need for expensive restorative work in the future.


Root canal therapy is one of the most commonly performed endodontic treatments. It requires that the dentist drill a hole on the upper part of the patient’s tooth to access the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the tissue that is housed within the tooth, it stores the blood supply and nerves that keep the tooth alive. The dental pulp is removed with specialized instruments, and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly disinfected. The inside of the tooth is filled and sealed. Since the dental pulp has been removed, the tooth may become brittle over time, making it more susceptible to breakage. Many dentists will often place a dental crown over a tooth that has had a root canal to protect it and give it the strength it needs to function.

Vital Dental Group your dentist in Tijuana, Mexico may provide further endodontic treatment for patients who need them, but the most commonly performed procedure is the root canal. Treatment of cracked and broken teeth is also an endodontic procedure that your dentist in Tijuana offers. With continuous improvements in technology, these treatments are quick, simple and relatively painless for the patient. They are much more affordable for extractions and restorations to maintain the patient’s smile. It is an effective way to deal with dental problems without emptying your wallet and its pain-free!


Signs determining if you need a root canal include:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure.
  • Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures (after the hot or cold has been removed),
  • Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth,
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums.
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present but with the help of a digital x-ray may we see an internal fracture in your tooth

At Vital Dental Group we use specialized equipment like advanced techniques in disinfection, ultrasounds, digital x-ray sensors, apex locators and titanium rotary instruments. Our main focus is comprehensive diagnosis in the endodontic area. For more information on root canals please contact us.