Are you worried about getting root canal treatment? Do not worry. At Lakeshore Dentistry, you can rely on our team of qualified and licensed dentists to save your teeth from further damage at reasonable prices. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.
What is a root canal?
According to the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) root canal also, referred to as endodontic therapy at times is a safe and effective removal of a substance called pulp that has formed inside the hollow area of the tooth which is the root canal. This happens when there is damage to the tooth or because of tooth decay or a deep cavity enabling the bacteria to penetrate and cause an infection. For further information on our root canal treatment, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.
You might need to consider a root canal treatment:
When your teeth have been damaged beyond repair, or when your gums are infected or inflamed, you might need to consult your local dentist as quickly as possible.
A few of these symptoms can be:
- Bloody gums.
- Severe toothache.
- An abscess on the gums.
- Foul taste around a tooth.
- A chipped or fractured tooth.
- Swelling or tenderness on your gums.
- Having problems in chewing.
- Injury or trauma to the tooth.
- Extreme sensitivity towards hot and cold foods and beverages.
- Infection or abscess developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, visit your local dental practice at the earliest.
It is a root canal procedure where the dentist uses a microscope to perform the treatment. The benefits of micro-endodontics are:
- Able to treat the damaged area with precision, depth, and detail thereby minimizing the need for possible retreatment.
- Almost completely eliminate the pain or possible complications.
- Prevents the need to replace it with more important dental implant procedure.
- Helps preserve a tooth that otherwise would need to be extracted.
What to expect during the root canal procedure?
A major part of the root canal procedure involves extracting the pulp from the damaged or the decayed part of the tooth. This treatment involves cleaning out the tooth to get to the infected area. Once the dentist has accessed the damaged pulp, the infection is successfully removed. After removing the infection, the hole is sealed off with a filling. The initial filling is usually temporary depending on the treatment it can be permanent.
How much does a root canal treatment cost?
The cost that is associated with this procedure can vary depending on the factors such as severity of damage to the affected tooth. Root canal treatment is generally less expensive than a tooth extraction procedure.
Avoid much costlier dental procedures in the future:
They say that prevention is better than cure. And that’s exactly what a root canal treatment can do to you. Getting a root canal treatment can save you from getting much complex and costlier procedures in the future. If you’re suffering from any root canal symptoms, speak to our experienced team today, so that we can help save your teeth from further damage.
After you have completed the root canal treatment, you may experience a bit of pain and sensitivity which is completely normal. We will provide you with medication ensuring the pain goes away.