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Root Canal


Root canal treatment is the removal of the tooth's pulp, a small, thread-like tissue in the center of the tooth. Once the damaged, diseased or dead pulp is removed, the remaining space is cleaned, shaped and filled. This procedure seals off the root canal. Years ago, teeth with diseased or injured pulps were removed. Today, root canal treatment saves many teeth that would otherwise be lost.

 

The most common causes of pulp damage or death are cracked tooth, cavity, an injury to a tooth, such as a severe knock to the tooth, either recent or in the past. Once the pulp is infected or dead, pus can build up at the root tip in the jawbone, forming an abscess. When an abscess built up is present, it can destroy the bone surrounding the tooth and cause unbearable pain.

 

How is a Root Canal Done?

Root canal treatment consists of several steps that take place over several office visits, depending on the situation. First, an opening is made through the back of a front tooth or the crown of a molar or pre-molar. After the diseased pulp has been removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped in preparation for being filled.

If more than one visit is needed, a temporary filling is placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canal permanently filled. A tapered, rubbery material called gutta-percha is inserted into each of the canals and is often sealed into place with cement. Sometimes a metal or plastic rod is placed in the canal for structural support.

 

In the final step, a crown is usually placed over the tooth to restore its natural shape and appearance. If the tooth is very broken down, a post visit may be required to build it up prior to placing a crown. Your treated and restored tooth/teeth can last a lifetime with proper care. Because tooth decay can still occur in treated teeth, good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems.

 

As there is no longer a pulp keeping the tooth alive, root treated teeth can become brittle and are more prone to fracture. This is an important consideration when deciding whether to crown or fill a tooth after root canal treatment. To determine the success or failure of root canal treatment, the most relied-upon method is to compare new X-rays with those taken prior to treatment. This comparison will show whether bone continues to be lost or is being regenerated.


Anyone who refers a new patient will receive Referral Coupon that can be utilized on their own treatment. The value of the Coupon is 3% of what the referent paid for its own dental work.


 

 

Center-2-Hungarian-Health-and-Dental-Care.jpgDental Tourism Destination Budapest Hungary

Hungary is actually a contemporary European country with outstanding dental care. The country has a government supported, inclusive affordable health care along with a private system which cost more. Both are guarantees quality health care for everybody. Hungary has especially high standards of dental care, thanks to the system, and the six years of study and training that a dentist must undergo to get their license. Plus, there are additional training and study for specialist like implant surgery. The dentists in Hungary must take courses each year as continuing education.

They must belong to at least one international dental association. In an American standpoint the Center-2-Dent-Elite-Logo.jpgquality Hungarian dental care are extremely affordable. According to a study, patients from neighboring countries dominate dental care tourism in the Western Hungary regions, while Budapest attracts more patients from countries like United States and Canada. The relatively low price with high standard of service is the major motivation for patients coming to Hungary for dental care.

The study also confirms that Hungary has became one of the main destinations of dental tourism, attracting patients from bordering countries but also patients traveling longer distances. Price levels have been a major factor making Hungary an international treatment destination.





 

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Lukacs Thermal Spa in Budapest

Tourists do not visit the Lukacs Spa (Lukács fürdö) as much as others in Budapest, as it is not as extravagant as the famous Gellert spa or Szechenyi. Nevertheless, Lukacs has a great reputation among locals. Those cured have placed marble tablets in the courtyard to express their gratitude, with the oldest tablet dating back to 1898.

When it opened in 1894, Lukacs spa was the biggest and the most popular bath in Budapest. Besides those coming for cures, Lukacs was also a favorite meeting place among writers and artists, and it still remains popular in literary circles. Facilities at the Lukacs include a drinking fountain, with healing water that is helpful for stomach problems, gallbladder and kidney stones.

The thermal water has been bottled since the turn of the century and distributed around the world. Look for green bottles labeled Szent Lukacs (Saint Lucas). To learn more about Lukacs spa please click here




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