When a tooth has faced immense trauma or is badly infected, a root canal treatment is done to repair and save the tooth. The procedure involves removing the pulp (damaged area of the tooth), cleaning/disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it. Some causes affecting the pulp can be: a cracked tooth, deep cavity, or repeated dental treatment.
When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, a root canal treatment can help treat and save your tooth, rather than having to pulled it out. If the infection spreads and becomes severe there is a high risk that the the tooth will need to be removed! Prevent that from happening by getting a root canal treatment.
Majority of the time, a root canal is recommended by a dentist when there is an infection deep in the tooth. The pulp inside the tooth becomes infected by bacteria from either an injury, or a severe cavity
Some signs you might need a root canal in Guelph:
The dentist will give you a local anesthetic (freezing)
The dentist will place a rubber dam around the tooth that is being treated - to protect your tooth from bacteria in your saliva
The dentist will make an opening in your tooth to reach the damaged pulp
By cleaning and enlarging the root canal system, the dentist will then remove the pulp
Now that the canal has been cleaned, the dentist will fill and seal the canal
The opening of the tooth is then sealed with a temporary or permanent filling
Are you experiencing chronic tooth pain? Contact us at Guelph Family Dentistry to see if you need root canal treatment in Guelph. Call us today at (519) 265-5115 to book an appointment for a FREE consultation to alleviate your pain!