Infections of the tooth roots can result in abscesses, excruciating pain, and swelling of the jaw. If you or a member of your family is experiencing these symptoms, the dentists at our dental practise can provide effective root canal treatment. In cases of infection, it is critical that you do not postpone your visit. If you do not treat your teeth, you may develop a more widespread infection that will damage the bones in your jaw and adjacent teeth. In extreme cases, neglecting your teeth may endanger your physical health. Our root canal dentists can offer you tried-and-true solutions for protecting your teeth and relieving pain.
Our dentists will determine the source of your current problems during your initial examination at our office. If inflammation and infection of the pulp of your tooth are causing your pain and swelling, we will work with you to find the best solution to help you feel better faster. Our root canal specialists have the necessary training and experience to provide long-term results. Before beginning your treatments, we will take the time to explain every aspect of your root canal procedure. This can give you more confidence when receiving dental care from our office.
In most cases, your root canal procedure will begin with a thorough examination. Depending on the severity of your infection, your dentist may advise you to take antibiotics before beginning the root canal procedure. The following steps are typically included in the procedure:
To reduce pain during your root canal procedure, your dentist will use a local anaesthetic. General anaesthesia may be required for complex root systems or back teeth to ensure the most painless experience.
Your tooth will then be isolated to ensure the most sterile and safe root canal procedure possible. This is usually done with the help of a dental dam or another dental tool.
If a hole in the tooth already exists due to decay or previous damage, your dentist will widen and smooth out the opening to allow easy access to the inside of your tooth. Our dental team will drill a hole to the centre of the tooth to allow safe extraction of infected tissue and nerve endings from teeth that appear to be intact from the outside.
Your dentist may use advanced tools to examine the condition of tissues inside your tooth and pinpoint the source of the problem once a clear path into the centre of the tooth has been created. This can ensure that the infection or inflammation inside your tooth is resolved as quickly as possible. During this step, your dentist will also measure the length of your teeth's roots.
To clean out each root and remove nerves and infected tissue, specialised tools are used. After cleaning, the root canals are shaped and smoothed to prepare them for fillings.
To fill the empty space left by the removal of tissue and tooth pulp, a rubber compound will be used. Gutta percha is a substance that is typically used to seal off the canals and fill all of the nooks and crannies of your tooth to add structural support.
As the final step in your root canal, a temporary or permanent filling will be placed in the tooth.
A crown may be recommended by your dentist to provide additional structural support for a fragile or severely damaged tooth.
Endodontists are specialists who treat the insides of teeth and can be of assistance in complex root canal cases. We are able to provide effective treatments for infections, inflammations, and other issues at our office. If you believe you may require a root canal procedure, make an appointment for an examination to determine the source of your tooth pain. Your treatment may be performed in our office by one of our general dentists. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our dental professionals to determine whether you require a specialist to perform your root canal treatment.
A root canal can be quite expensive. Some or all of the cost may be covered for patients with dental insurance plans. Our team of dentists and administrative specialists will collaborate with you to keep your out-of-pocket expenses as low as possible and to assist you in managing the costs of your treatment in the most practical manner possible.