Root Canal Therapy


Endodontics is a dental specialty dealing with tooth pulp and tissues surrounding the root of a tooth. Endodontics involves many procedures such as root canal therapy, treating cracked teeth and dental trauma. The signs of root canal problems are familiar: severe pain, swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold water or a darkening tooth. In the past root canal therapy was unpleasant.  At our Lima dental clinic, you will be surprised how comfortable modern root canal therapy can be.

Each tooth is like a small organism. It has canals running through a pulp that provides nourishment to your teeth. Naturally, canals can get damaged either by a cavity or a tooth fracture, and the pulp may get infected and die. The procedure at our Lima dental clinic is simple: cleaning out the canals, filling them in and putting a custom CEREC crown atop.

Root canals at Smiles Peru are done using digital x-rays (allowing for a more accurate and faster process) and the X-Smart endodontic micromotor which shortens the procedure time, allowing for increased patient comfort and less dentist fatigue.  The X-Smart equipment also makes a better root canal, as the vibration of the motor allows the sealing materials to more completely fill root canal.  As with all procedures done at Smiles Peru, root canals are done by a specialist in the field.

A root canal can be done under sedation if uncomfortable. You can discuss your comfort level with our experienced dentists and ensure a quick and painless procedure. Our specialists can do a root canal procedure in under one hour. Contact us today for more information.