Root canal therapy is one of the most common procedures provided by our Burlington general dentist
at Family Smiles Dental, and often is the most misunderstood. Root canal therapy is often though of as highly painful and uncomfortable, but if it is done properly and with the skill of our Burlington general dentist, it is no different than any other dental procedure. We are here to give you the basic information about root canal therapy and why it is used so that you no longer have to harbor any fear about visiting the dentist for this kind of dental work. First, it is helpful to recognize why root canal therapy is used in the first place.
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The main reason that our Burlington general dentist
would suggest a root canal procedure is if there is an infected tooth. At the center of each of your teeth, there is a grouping of soft tissue called the pulp. If you have a tooth that has severely decayed, then the pulp is then vulnerable to the various bacteria that are present in your mouth. If the bacteria attack the tissue, the tooth will become infected. There are several common symptoms associated with infection: toothache at a level anywhere from moderate to severe, pain while chewing or biting down, increased tooth sensitivity to especially hot and cold temperatures, and in some cases there will be a discoloration or darkening of the affected tooth. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should visit our Burlington general dentist for an examination and an evaluation of your symptoms. If we find that the tooth has been infected, it is likely we will recommend root canal therapy.
When we perform root canal therapy at Family Smiles Dental, our Burlington general dentist
has a few basic goals in mind. First, we will need to gain access to the roots. Then, we will carefully clean them out so they are free of bacteria, and remove the infected pulp. Once these processes are completed, we will seal the tooth with reliable manmade materials. This is to prevent re-infection in the future. The entire process is relatively pain-free and comfortable for the patient thanks to the experience and expertise with our Burlington general dentist, and the recovery process is simple, and can be aided with over-the-counter pain relievers. For further information, please visit our practice’s main website, or contact our staff directly with any questions.
Root Canal Therapy Burlington
4903 Thomas Alton Blvd, Unit 105
Burlington, Ontario L7M 0W8
By Family Smiles Dental
February 12, 2014