Getting root canal treatment may seem like a very daunting procedure but it is one of the best ways to save a tooth that is severely infected or decayed. It is necessary to have root canal treatment when the inside of your tooth (the pulp) becomes severely infected or inflamed as a result of very deep decay.
During the treatment, the infected pulp of the decayed tooth will be completely removed from the tooth and the root canals will be enlarged and thoroughly cleaned for the dentist to then fill them properly. After the bacteria has been removed, the root canal is filled and the tooth is sealed with a filling or a crown. The treatment will be carried out over a couple visits.
Many times people wonder, why would I need a root canal, can I just fix my tooth with a filling or even just let it be?
Having an infected tooth itself can be very painful, which may make you worry about the treatment however, the treatment here at Maida Smiles Dental Clinic is no more painful than a simple filling. You do not need to worry, a root canal is not a painful procedure especially because the gums around the affected tooth as well as the tooth itself will be numbed, usually by local anesthetic before your procedure.
The biggest advantage of having a root canal treatment on a tooth, besides preventing pain and infection, is avoiding the tooth removal. Root canal treatments are simply the best option, often the last resort, to save a dying tooth. Root canal treatment are prescribed only when absolutely necessary to ensure that all of our patients are able to use their natural teeth for as long as possible.
If you experience tooth pain or swelling or you suspect that you may have an infected tooth, contact us. Pain to hot and cold can be a result of different things, yet they can also indicate an underlying problem that if not resolved sooner rather than later might result on the need for a root canal treatment. Sensitivity to hot food and/or cold drinks are amongs some of the signs of tooth decay. Another strong indication for tooh decay is sensitivity to sugary food.
It is very important to look after your teeth when recovering from a root canal treatment. Your dentist will provide you with proper care and instructions for how to take care of your teeth and any pain you may experience after your procedure.
Our high success rate for root canal treatments results from the many years of experience our Endodontist has. If you think you need a dental examination related to any pain that may suggest you need a root canal, book an appointment with us today.