ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure that is needed when a tooth’s inner pulp is damaged or infected.
Signs You May Require Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is usually required for a cracked or broken tooth, which leaves the pulp of the tooth damaged or exposed. A root canal may also be needed due to issues caused by a failing or sizeable dental filling or a dental cavity. Look for these symptoms.
- Extreme pain while eating
- Bumps or pimples on your gums
- Long-lasting sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Tender or swollen gums
- Your gums have a darker colour than usual
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
While you may consider extracting the tooth, after you have the tooth extracted, the tooth should be replaced with a dental bridge, a dental implant, a partial denture, etc. Choosing root canal treatment is less expensive and offers the following benefits:
- Retained chewing ability
- Retained biting force
- Maintain the appearance of your smile
- Prevent uneven wear to nearby teeth
What Should I Expect?
There’s a common conception that having root canal treatment is a painful procedure. However, patients are given a dental anesthetic before the procedure, like when having a dental filling. It is important to note that you may experience some discomfort for a few days after the procedure, but that is normal, and it will subside eventually.
Most patients can return back to work or school right after the procedure, with minimal discomfort. Just be sure to avoid eating until the effects of the dental anesthesia wear off.
Contact us if you think you need root canal treatment.