We will not claim that Root Canal Treatment can be fun. But we will claim that we always make it as comfortable as we can. Reason to consider Nosehill Dental for Root Canal Therapy in Calgary NW?
If you think that you may require a root canal, Nosehill Dental is here to help! A root canal treatment can save a tooth from extraction and prevent the need for further intervention in the future. Nosehill Dental is pleased to offer root canal treatment so you can achieve optimal oral health and wellness.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
“Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment refers to treatment inside of the tooth. To understand endodontic treatment or root canal therapy, it helps to know a little something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and under a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development. The pulp extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the roots where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is important during a tooth’s growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully mature it can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it. Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected or dies. The most common reason for a tooth being compromised is because of a deep cavity, a fracture or crack, or an injury to the tooth. A root canal treatment can save an affected tooth from extraction, and keep the mouth healthy.
Endodontic treatment may be necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. Inflammation or infection can have a variety of causes; deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, a blow to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Symptoms of Infection that may require a Root Canal Treatment
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The procedure begins with your dentist first administering freezing medicine, so you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. When the tooth is numb, a rubber dam will be placed around the tooth in order to keep it dry and free of saliva. An opening will be made for access to the tooth and the root canal procedure will begin. Your dentist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully clean and shape the inside of the tooth, then fill and seal the space. Afterwards, we will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function. After restoration, the tooth continues to function like any other tooth. Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are quite comfortable during the procedure. We will not claim that root canal treatment is fun. But we will claim that we always make it as comfortable as we can.
Following a Root Canal Treatment
For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with over the counter or prescription medications. Your dentist will provide the instructions necessary for proper healing. Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your root canal treatment, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed. As with any dental treatment, however, if you have severe pain or pressure, or pain that lasts more than a few days, call our office at (403) 241-1900.
If you are experiencing any tooth pain and think that you may benefit from a root canal treatment, or you have any questions or concerns about the root canal procedure, or you would like to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated team of professionals, contact Nosehill Dental at (403) 241-1900 and we will be happy to help!
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SERVING THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES:
Calgary NW, Nosehill, Ranchlands, Hawkwood, Arbour Lake, Scenic Acres, Silver Springs, Dalhousie.
1829 Ranchlands Blvd NW, #101, Calgary, AB T3G 2A7
Phone: (403) 241-1900
Fax: (403) 241-8839
Monday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday / Statutory Holidays: Closed