Effective treatment for pain
Billions of teeth worldwide get saved by root canal therapy. Having a root canal procedure is meant to relieve pain, which everyone can appreciate. The goal of root canal treatment is to save a severely affected tooth. Your doctor will remove the dead tissue and bacteria to clean out the infected tooth.
When is a root canal necessary?
Underneath the enamel, your tooth has pulpy and soft matter. Inside this pulp is a collection of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. The pulp can get infected in a variety of ways, often caused by a crack, chip in your tooth, or deep decay.
This can happen when the following occurs:
- When tooth decay is extensive and infringes on the canal space
- When that “pulp” in your tooth becomes irritated by infection or trauma
At this point, it is frequently necessary to remove it from the canal space in the root of your tooth. Then, the space is disinfected and filled. The root canal treatment facilitates the restoration of the natural comfort and function of your tooth.
Proper oral health care is necessary post root canal treatment. Keep up with your follow-up dental visits to ensure proper healing of the treated tooth. With attention, create a root canal after care routine at home to help in establishing healthy oral habits for restorative care.
What to expect in root canal treatment
Root canal treatment at our dental clinic is fairly straightforward. Your dentist will administer an anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable during the root canal extraction. Our doctors will remove the infected tissue. The space in the tooth will be filled with a colour-matched filling, or, in the case of an extensively damaged tooth, a crown.
If you have questions about root canal therapy or are experiencing dental pain, our dental office in West Edmonton is here to assist you – 780-484-5918.