Root Canals at North Bramalea Dental Clinic
A root canal treatment can seem intimidating at first due to its bad reputation in the past as they were done without freezing a few decades ago. However, nowadays it is a very comfortable procedure, and we make sure you are completely numb before we touch your tooth! They are also crucial to saving your natural teeth, so we don’t have to extract them and replace them with an artificial tooth. If your tooth’s nerve gets infected or affected by decay or causes you pain, we will perform a root canal therapy to save the tooth.
Root canal treatments have a very high success rate and are very common. When done early the benefits can last a lifetime.
Signs You Might Need a Root Canal Treatment
- Sever Sensitivity to cold and heat. This one is among the first symptoms to note. If your tooth hurts when sipping on hot coffee or eating something frozen, you might need a root canal treatment.
- Sharp or intense pain. Look for signs of constant throbbing from your teeth or persistent pain.
- Swelling, sore gums or tenderness. The area around the symptomatic tooth can swell up and cause gum inflammation.
- Dental abscess. These are small pimples and open sores near the affected tooth and surrounding gum and skin areas.
If you notice any of these symptoms lasting for longer than a few days, see our team at North Bramalea Dental team for treatment.
What Happens in a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment saves your tooth when an infection occurs. The procedure involves removing and replacing any infected pulp and nerves in the tooth and filling and sealing it to avoid any further reinfection. The inside of the tooth gets cleaned and sealed and a filling and crown are placed on the tooth to avoid future damage.
Depending on the extent of your infection, a root canal procedure typically takes one visit. We will be able to give you an estimate for costs and a timeline after your first appointment and check-up.
Don’t put off your bi-annual check-up and cleaning. Book an appointment today with North Bramalea Dental and take control of your oral health.