Root canal treatment is generally recommended if you have an infected tooth. Patients experience pain and discomfort when the infection reaches the central part of the tooth called pulp, which contains the nerves and blood vessels of the tooth. Infections can be caused by trauma, damaged pulp, deadened pulp or a deep cavity. Patients may also have extreme sensitivity to foods and drinks of various temperatures. The two choices available to treat this condition are to remove the pulp entirely or to clean out the pulp chamber as well as the root canal. At Appleway Dental Clinics in Red Deer, we provide root canal treatments to restore your smile.
Why Is It Necessary to Have a Root Canal Treatment?
If left untreated, the infection can spread through the tooth and bone, resulting in the loss of your natural tooth. Our dentist suggests root canal therapy when it is determined that a tooth will not heal for itself. Root canal treatment is the better option for most patients, as it does not require any tooth replacement to restore your smile. At Appleway Dental Clinics, keeping your natural teeth is always our first priority.
The root canal therapy is done to remove the dental pulp from the inside of the tooth. Once the tissue is removed, the tooth will be cleaned out and the space will be filled with gutta-percha to seal off the area and prevent recontamination.
Most patients will experience some discomfort for the first week or two post the treatment. It is important to restore the tooth to its full functionality and replace the missing tooth structure. Depending on the position of the tooth and the amount of missing tooth structure, our dentist will recommend a filling or a crown. This help in covering up the entire tooth and protecting it against any further infection.
If you’re suffering from a toothache, it’s always important to contact our dentist in Red Deer to get rid of the pain. We will do our best to save your tooth and restore your smile.