Toothache is not just uncomfortable, it can make your life miserable.
If you are experiencing pain, sensitivity to hot or cold beverages, or if your teeth are causing you discomfort in any other way, you should come to see us as soon as possible at Clinica Dental Escandinava in Calahonda or Fuengirola. Such complaints can be the first sign of a tooth infection, which will only get worse the longer you wait – unless you are getting the right treatment early on.
This is where Marta comes into the picture …
Let Marta save your tooth with root canal treatment
Who is Marta?
Marta is a general dentist at Clinica Dental Escandinava in Calahonda, where she has been working since she moved to Spain in 2021. She has gained extensive international experience since she graduated in 2006, having worked in Poland for nine years at various clinics and in Stockholm in Sweden for four years.
Marta is an expert in root canal treatment, and she is the one who will try to save your tooth if it gets infected. She also performs cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments as well as prosthodontics. However, her favourite area of dentistry is endodontics, which you may know as root canal treatment.
With Marta as your dentist, you will be in professional as well as ambitious hands, as she is currently also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Clinical Endodontics, Microscopic and Endodontic Microsurgery.
Meet Lucia, one of our other dentists at Clinica Dental Escandinava in Calahonda, who also performs cosmetic dentistry and more.
What is restorative dentistry?
Restorative dentistry involves dental procedures that repair or replace a tooth, such as root canals, crowns, bridges and dental implants.
The purpose of restorative dentistry is to restore the function and/or the appearance of a tooth. There are many benefits to restorative dentistry, such as your tooth regaining its function, eliminating pain, improving your smile and preventing further dental issues.
Restorative dentistry should not be confused with cosmetic dentistry, which Marta can also help you with. Both areas can enhance your smile, but cosmetic dentistry focuses on aesthetics and includes treatments such as veneers and teeth whitening.
What is prosthodontics?
Prosthodontics is also known as dental prosthetics and is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the replacement of teeth, and the design, manufacturing and fitting of artificial devices.
A prosthodontist is a specialist in restorative dentistry who can solve the more complex dental issues within restorative dentistry. A prosthodontic treatment can be necessary if you have a tooth with severe decay or an advanced infection and essential dental components have been destroyed.
What is root canal treatment or endodontics?
Root canal treatment or endodontics is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the centre of a tooth in order to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed. A natural tooth should not be removed and substituted unless absolutely necessary.
We perform root canal treatment when the root of your tooth is infected with bacteria. A root canal may also be required if a cavity goes so deep into a tooth that it exposes the soft pulp within.
During root canal treatment, we clean out all of the soft pulp from inside your tooth and its root canal, rinse out the infection and fill the inside of your tooth with a composite material like the one used for cavity fillings. This allows us to save your tooth, as it will be filled in and bacteria will no longer be able to penetrate and cause infection.
Why do you get a tooth root infection?
Usually, a tooth root infection is caused by an accumulation of pus at the root of the tooth due to a bacterial infection. If you have damage such as trauma, a leaky filling or severe tooth decay, you may develop a tooth root infection.
It is important to note that you can still get an infection after having root canal treatment. Moreover, your risk increases if you are a smoker, have a dry mouth, poor dental hygiene or a weakened immune system.
Tips to prevent a root canal infection:
Regardless of how skilful Marta is at saving teeth and performing root canal treatments, you would probably prefer to avoid an infection in the first place. The best way to prevent a root canal infection is to avoid cavities or to have them repaired by a dentist right away.
Here are some tips for how you can prevent a root canal infection:
- Brush and floss your teeth twice a day
- Use a gentle, antiseptic mouthwash during the first days after root canal treatment
- Use an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen for soreness after treatment
- Get professional dental cleanings at least twice a year to keep your teeth healthy
Contact us for further information on restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics and root canal treatment.