There’s no doubt that root canals are notorious for being unpleasant procedures. However, they are vastly misunderstood. As your family dentist, we would like to let you know that there is nothing to fear, and in fact, a root canal is not an onerous experience as people make it be.
What is a Root Canal?
Inside the enamel of your teeth, there is a soft tissue known as the pulp. The pulp, unfortunately, is subject to inflammation and infection from deep decay, chips or tooth cracks. When this occurs, a root canal is needed. When undergoing the root canal procedure, the pulp that is infected is removed, cleaned and disinfected. Your tooth is then sealed back again with a rubber material. When you come back for a follow-up session, the tooth is restored with a crown for protection. Once all this is done, your tooth is as good as new.
When will I need a Root Canal?
Not everyone gets the same symptoms when it comes to root canals. But those who do will experience the following symptoms.
- Deep pain when chewing food
- Darkening of the teeth
- Surrounding gums get tender
- Pimples on the gum
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
Root Canal treatment at Acadian Dental
At Acadian Dental, your comfort and health are important to us. When you finally get to have the procedure, we will use numbing agents throughout the procedure to make it a painless experience. A lot of people find that due to the pain of the infected tooth, and the fear of having the root canal procedure done, the root canal can be a treacherous procedure, but in fact, the root canal itself is the easiest process. The root canal is a painless process, but the infected tooth may have been the one causing all the discomfort. Therefore, when you first come to your dentistry, the first thing we will do is to ensure that you are comfortable. We will then proceed to removing the bacteria and the inflamed tissue in the tooth. Finally, the dentist will finish by sealing off the cleaned canal to prevent reinfection. After a week, you will need to return to your dentist so that a crown can be placed on the treated tooth to prevent it from breaking.
Scheduling a root canal with Arcadian Dentistry is easy. Simply call or visit our website for more information. Our staff will be more than happy to give you all the information you need.