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Root Canal Treatment

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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure designed to treat a tooth that has severe damage or infection in its innermost part, called the pulp. This damage can result from deep cavities, fractures, or trauma. During the procedure, the endodontist removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the interior of the tooth, and then seals it; followed by a filling or crown to prevent further infection. Root canals are essential for relieving pain, preserving the tooth’s function, and avoiding the need for tooth extraction.

How would you know if you need a dental root canal treatment?

Here are some common symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal:
  • Severe Toothache
  • Sensitivity to Temperature
  • Gum Swelling and Tenderness
  • Pimple or bump on the Gum
  • Darkening or Discoloration of the Tooth
  • Painful Prolonged Pain
  • Cracked or Fractured Tooth
In some chronic cases, there is no pain or discomfort. These chronic infections are detected during dental exams through X-ray.

How would you know if you need a dental root canal treatment?

Diagnosis: Your dentist identifies the infected or damaged tooth. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia numbs the area to eliminate pain. Isolation: A rubber dam or cotton is placed to keep the tooth dry. Access Hole: A small hole is drilled into the tooth’s crown. Pulp Removal: Infected or damaged pulp is removed. Cleaning and Shaping: Root canals are cleaned and shaped. Disinfection: Thorough disinfection of canals to remove bacteria. Filling: Canals are filled with a biocompatible material. Sealing: Access hole is sealed with a filling. Restoration: A dental crown may be placed for protection.

Is root treatment painful?

No, you won’t feel any pain during the entire procedure of root treatment because your dentist will numb the infected area using local anesthesia. You might feel minor discomfort or soreness after the treatment but that will be managed by the medicine suggested to you after the procedure. The goal of root canal treatment is to relieve the pain while ensuring that tooth integrity and functionality is maintained, by avoiding tooth extraction.

Is root canal treatment risky?

Root canal treatment is considered safe because its sole purpose is to save the damaged tooth from further infection which may later result in tooth loss.

Looking for a root canal treatment near you?

If you experience any symptoms that are mentioned above, you may need a root canal treatment. CLEAN SMILES DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC in Edmonton is always ready to perform a checkup and provide you efficient root canal treatment and other dental services by professional dentists.

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