Root canal therapy is a common treatment that can help preserve damaged and badly infected teeth without the need for more extensive procedures like dental implants. This procedure is safe and extremely effective at treating and repairing an infected tooth.
Let’s explore more about root canal therapy and how it can help your teeth.
Why is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?
Each of our teeth contains a soft inner core, which is called a pulp. These pulps can cause sensitivity and pain when a tooth gets cracked, chipped,or develops a deep cavity. Extensive damage to the inner core causes the tooth to become more vulnerable to bacteria, which can lead to serious infections and a number of other problems. Over time, this can progress to bone loss and can even require a tooth extraction. Thankfully, a root canal can prevent an infection from progressing and causing more severe damage.
What’s Involved in a Root Canal Procedure?
After inspecting the tooth and determining that a root canal is necessary to treat the infected tooth, the dentist will recommend scheduling a follow up for the procedure to be completed as soon as possible. This is a non-surgical treatment that is safe and simple. During the appointment, patients will be given a local anesthetic to prevent any discomfort. Then the dentist will begin to remove the infection and diseased pulp. After the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned inside, a filling will be applied to seal it up. Depending on the condition of the tooth, this could require one or two visits, along with medication, which can be applied to the tooth the clear up any infection..
What To Do It You If You Need A Root Canal?
Only a trained dentist will be able to determine if you require a root canal. If you experience discomfort, sharp sensitivity, swelling around the gums and face, or if you notice a change with the colour of a tooth, schedule an appointment with us at Kemptville Smiles Dentistry so we can examine it and provide treatment if necessary.