Did you know that your teeth are meant to last for a lifetime? Earlier, dentists had no option but to pull out diseased or injured teeth. However, advanced dental science today helps us save your tooth in spite of decay. When the soft tissues around your teeth become infected, you’ll notice extreme sensitivity to temperatures while eating or drinking. We offer root canal therapy to help relieve your pain. Get in touch with our Edmonton clinic for root canal treatment.
To learn more about root canal treatment, you need to understand the anatomy of a healthy tooth. The pulp is the soft tissue inside your tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves. In case of a chipped or cracked tooth, a deep cavity, or a filling, the pulp becomes infected or inflamed. Root canal treatment is necessary because, without treatment, the pulp infection may spread to the surrounding tissues and cause pain and swelling.
Even if you don’t have severe pain, it’s important to get the right treatment, as the bacteria may damage the bone holding your tooth. The root canal procedure includes the following steps:
The tooth decay is taken out and an opening is made into the pulp chamber
The pulp is removed and root canals are cleaned and shaped
Root canals and the pulp chamber are filled
A metal or plastic rod or post may be placed in the root canal to help retain the core (filling) material that supports the restoration
The tooth is then restored with a crown or filling