Root Canal Therapy in Northgate
Gentle Treatment for Tooth Infections
Our teeth are meant to last a lifetime, but sometimes however, damage occurs to a tooth that cannot be saved. Damages to a tooth may include a deep cavity or a cracked tooth, and the damage usually results in a tooth infection. When you get a tooth infection, the damages will affect the pulp of the tooth, which is the network of blood vessels and the nerves inside. When these become infected, it can cause excruciating pain.
When your damaged and infected tooth is left untreated, the infection will start to damage the bone around the tooth. This is where the swelling starts to set in and the pain becomes unbearable. In order for your tooth to be repaired or saved, you’ll have to see our Northgate & Green Lake endodontic dentists for root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged nerves, cleaning, shaping, filling and finally sealing the tooth. Depending on the tooth that received root canal therapy, a crown may be suggested. It’s important to note that depending on the infection in your tooth, you may have to be given a prescription of antibiotics before your endodontic dentist can begin work.
If our dentist says that you need a root canal, don’t fret! This procedure is nothing to be frightened about. Although it may sound scary, this modern root canal treatment is very comparable to an appointment for a dental filling. Depending on the condition of the tooth, this procedure may only take one appointment; however, there are circumstances where your procedure will have to be taken care of throughout a series of appointments.
We ensure that we’ll do everything in our power to save the natural tooth when we complete root canal therapy. And doing this has many advantages, including:
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Efficient chewing
- Natural appearance
- Protecting your other teeth from excessive strain or wear
With this endodontics procedure, we’re here to help you maintain your natural smile while you continue to eat and enjoy the foods you love! With the proper care of your teeth post-root canal therapy, your tooth will be able to last as long as all of your other surviving teeth, which is often a lifetime.