Root Canal

Root Canal

Acadian Dental can help you take care of a root canal early on before it develops into a serious health condition. You may not realize it yet, but simply extracting the tooth is not always the best strategy.

Letting one of our local professionals perform a root canal and removing the pulp inside could be the difference between keeping or losing the tooth. There are now dentists, known as endodontists, who specialize in treating the pulp inside the tooth so that it does not have to be removed like it once was.

Saving the Tooth

The pulp inside your tooth is made of nerves and blood vessels. It’s important to get professional treatment whenever the pulp inside the tooth becomes infected or inflamed. These problems usually happen when there is a deep cavity, a crack or an injury to the tooth. When this occurs, bacteria begin to develop inside the tooth and can enter the pulp.

If infected pulp is not removed in time, the tissue surrounding the tooth becomes infected as well. The infection can also spread to the bone holding the teeth in the jaw. Without a root canal procedure, the entire tooth may need to be removed.

Performing the Root Canal

The first step in preparing for the procedure is to numb your tooth. Once the tooth is numbed and the area is secured so that it stays dry, the pulp will be removed from the pulp chamber and the root canal. We’ll then clean and reshape the canal so that it can be filled properly. In order to eliminate any excess bacteria, we’ll put medicine inside the root canal and pulp chamber. Once the canal and chamber have been treated, our endodontist will apply a rubber-like substance to seal it up. We’ll also apply a temporary filling to help stop contamination from reaching the newly treated root canal. Give Acadian Dental a call today, and we’ll talk more in detail about the benefits and steps involved with your treatment.

Once the canal and chamber have been treated, our endodontist will apply a rubber-like substance to seal it up. We’ll also apply a temporary filling to help stop contamination from reaching the newly treated root canal. Give Acadian Dental a call today, and we’ll talk more in detail about the benefits and steps involved with your treatment.