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Root canal treatment - endodontic therapy

Symptoms for root canal therapy

1. Painful tooth.
2. Gum tenderness/swelling in the area adjacent to the tooth.
3. Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures
4. Persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

What is root canal?

Root canals is the commonly used term for the main canals within the dentin of the tooth. Parts of the tooth These are part of the natural cavity (the hollow portion) within a tooth that consists of the dental pulp chamber, the main canals, and sometimes more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the root surface of the tooth. Root canals are filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue called dental pulp. The dental pulp sometimes becomes infected and inflamed (generally due to caries or tooth fractures that allow microorganisms, mostly bacteria from the oral flora or their byproducts) access to the pulp chamber or the root canals. The infected tissue is removed by a surgical intervention known as endodontic therapy and commonly called 'a root canal'. Root canal therapy - endodontic therapy
Unhealthy tooth : drilling : filing with endofile : rubber filling and crown

Steps in root canal treatment

1. Dental X-ray to view the shape of the root canals and determine for any signs of infection in a surrounding bone.
2. Keep the area dry and free of saliva during treatment. A rubber sheet will be placed around the tooth. Water or sodium hypochlorite is used periodically to flush away the debris.
3. An access hole will be drilled into the tooth.
4. The dental pulp along with bacteria, the decayed nerve tissue and related debris is removed from the tooth using root canal files.
5. Sealing of the tooth
6. Filling of the interior of the tooth. A sealer paste and a rubber compound ( gutta percha) is placed into the tooth's root canal.
7. Crown and post placed on the tooth.
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Healthbase, an award-winning* medical tourism facilitator in USA, is the trusted source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading healthcare facilities worldwide. We arrange a variety of medical tourism services from basic consultations to full service treatment abroad. We help you to take care of all your medical tourism details from arranging the surgery and financing options to visas, travel, lodging and tourism.

Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-funded businesses, insurance carriers, benefit consultants, insurance agents, and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. Our state-of-the-art, easy to use, information rich web-based system makes it easy to coordinate international medical care including necessary travel and accommodation for patients and their companions, all at one place.

The cost of surgical care at our ever growing network of affiliated institutions is typically a fraction of the cost of care in the U.S. with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase arranges first class services for patients at major internationally accredited hospitals in Thailand, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico, USA and is expanding to Canada, UK, Jordan,Taiwan, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, El Salvador and Guatemala.

We offer over two hundred medical, dental and cosmetic procedures in various categories: Orthopedic procedures such as hip replacement, Birmingham hip resurfacing, artificial knee replacement, rotator cuff repair, knee surgery; Cardiac and Vascular procedures like heart bypass (multiple coronary artery bypass graft or CABG), aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve repair, heat valve replacement, angioplasty, RF Ablation; Spinal procedures such as spine fusion, laminectomy, disc replacement; Weight-loss procedures like gastric bypass, lap band, gastric sleeve; Eye procedures like LASIK; Cosmetic and Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, face lift, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction; Dental procedures such as orthognathic surgery, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns; dental veneers; and hundreds of other procedures in the departments of Urology, General surgery, Wellness and many more. The savings are up to 80% of typical US hospital prices.

Medical Tourism, also termed as Medical Travel, Health Travel, Health Tourism, Global Healthcare, Medical Vacation, Medical Value Travel, Medical Treatment Abroad, International Medical, Surgical Tourism, Surgery Abroad, Surgical Trip, Healthcare Abroad, Medical Outsourcing, offshore Medical and Overseas Medical, is the act of traveling abroad to receive medical, dental and cosmetic care. Significantly lower cost for best practice care is usually the primary motivation behind medical tourism although some medical tourists go abroad for immediate availability of procedures and to seek treatments that are not available in their home country. Patients frequently also take advantage of the opportunity to vacation and tour inexpensively in the foreign country while they are visiting for health care. Signup to know more about medical or dental tourism.

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