Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth is suffering from deep decay or infection, one of the best ways to save it is with a root canal therapy. A root canal therapy removes the infected dental pulp from inside the tooth. The dental pulp is a thin soft tissue that stretches all the way down to the root of the tooth. It’s extremely sensitive and provides the tooth with important nerves and blood vessels. However, in the event that the dental pulp becomes infected, the entire tooth will begin to decay. Our Kanata-based family dentistry.
Our top-rated dentists will apply local anesthesia in your mouth as root canal therapy can be extensive and painful. Our dentists will create an opening in the tooth and carefully take out the dental pulp. As the pulp chamber is widened, any harmful bacteria and infection is removed to further clean it out. The inner area is refilled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Next, a strong dental crown is attached to the tooth to prevent it from getting damaged any further.
Root canal treatment offers many benefits and advantages for your oral health such as efficient chewing, normal biting force and sensation, and protects other teeth from extensive wear and stain.
If you think you may need a root canal therapy, you can do a self-assessment by watching if you have any of these symptoms:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting.
- Pimples on the gums.
- A chipped or cracked tooth.
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed.
- Swollen or tender gums.
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums.
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