Root canal therapy
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a dental procedure involving the removal of the injured or inflamed pulp, the soft center of the tooth. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels that help the tooth grow and when it is infected, it can cause pain and damage the the structural of the tooth.
Common causes of damage pulp include: the deep decay due to untreated cavity, multiple dental procedures on the same tooth, a chip or crack in the tooth after a fall and others.
The root cancel treatment is not painful and can save the tooth that might otherwise have to be removed completely.
It is important to see our dentist when you develop toothache and pain from drinking, biting or chewing, swelling of gum, a swollen cheek or jaw, teeth sensitivities, and others to help identify and treat the infected tooth.
For many patients, a root canal procedure is no more painful than getting a cavity filled thanks to local anesthetic and modern endodontic therapy techniques. Most people feel an immediate relief after the procedure because it gives relief to teeth and facial pain from the infected pulp. In most cases, sensitivity only lasts for a few days after our root canal therapy.
After the treatment, you should avoid biting on hard foods to allow the tooth to recover from the root canal treatment. We will determine if over-the-counter painkillers are necessary to relieve any discomfort in your case.
Contact Us today if you have any questions regarding root canal procedure or to book your next appointment for consultation.