Endodontic treatment involves treating the inside of teeth, where blood vessels and nerves are contained. These tissues can become inflamed, irritated, or infected, and when this happens dental treatment is required in order to keep the tooth from further damage and pain.
Inflammation can happen in any of the following situations:
In each of these cases, bacteria enters the pulp and causes the infection or inflammation to develop. If the tissues are not removed, the infection can spread further and affect the tissues that surround the root of the tooth. Swelling and pain may occur as well as damage to the bone that secures your tooth in place. Without treatment, your tooth will need to be removed.
When a root canal is performed, your dentist will get you prepared by numbing the tooth. If you experience anxiety at the dentist, you may also receive nitrous oxide to keep you relaxed during the procedure. A barrier will be placed on your tooth, separating it from unaffected teeth and keeping bacteria from spreading to other areas of the mouth. An opening is made so that the dentist can access the pulp in your tooth.
The nerves are removed, and your dentist will clean, shape, and disinfect the canal before placing medication inside to treat the infection. The canal will be filled, and a temporary filling will be placed on the tooth until you get a permanent crown.
At NovaCare Dental in Langley, you can get root canal therapy to save your teeth and keep you from experiencing pain and sensitivity. Schedule your appointment with root canal dentist near you in Langley or in Fraser Hwy, 56 Ave, 208 St, Murrayville, Willowbrook, North East Gordon, Milner, South East Gordon Estate, Brookswood, depending on where you’re located.