Root Canal Therapy
Protect And Repair Infected Teeth
Minimize Pain And Discomfort
At My Dental Club, we perform Root Canal Therapy under local anesthesia to ensure that patients feel no discomfort. Patients are also given the option of sedation during the procedure. Patients often say that their root canal treatment was much less painful than living with the symptoms of an infected tooth, which include throbbing toothaches, sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, and pain when chewing. Root Canal Therapy is an efficient and effective way to save an infected tooth and get relief from pain and discomfort.
What To Expect
The Root Canal Process
When patients come in for Root Canal Therapy, we clean and sanitize your mouth, then isolate the infected tooth using a dental dam. Our dentists use specialized tools to gently remove the damaged or decayed material, after which, we perform a thorough cleaning and disinfecting and a temporary filling or crown placed over it to protect and strengthen its structure. You will receive a permanent dental crown at your follow-up appointment to ensure that your tooth does not become damaged or re-infected.
There’s no need to worry if your dentist or endodontist prescribes a root canal procedure to treat a damaged or diseased tooth. Dentists treat and save millions of teeth each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.
Inside your tooth, beneath the white enamel and a hard layer called dentin, is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, which help grow the root of your tooth during its development. A fully developed tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth gets its nourishment from the tissues surrounding it.
A modern root canal treatment is nothing like those old sayings! It’s very similar to a routine filling and the dentist completes in one or two appointments, depending on the condition of your tooth and your personal circumstances. Getting a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective. You’ll be back to smiling, biting, and chewing with ease in no time.
Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
Repairing Any Infected Tooth
Anterior And Posterior Root Canals
Posterior teeth are your back teeth, and they are also called the molars and premolars. Anterior teeth are the front teeth, which are referred to as incisors and canines. At My Dental Club, we offer both anterior and posterior root canals. We can assist in saving most infected teeth thereby restoring your smile and getting you out of pain. If you’re suffering from a painful toothache, call us today to schedule an appointment and get to the root cause of the issue.
When do you need a root canal
How do you know if you need a root canal?
We strongly recommend Root Canals for cracked teeth from injury or genetics, cavities, or issues from a previous filling. Patients generally need a root canal when they notice their teeth are sensitive, particularly to hot and cold sensations.
There are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal—
- Severe pain while chewing or biting requiring emergency dental care.
- Pimples on the gums.
- A chipped or cracked tooth.
- Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed.
- Swollen or tender gums.
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums.
- Sometimes there are no symptoms
Why Does the Pulp Need to Be Removed?
Damaged pulp breaks down, and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. The bacteria and other dying pulp remnants can cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of a tooth’s root. An infection in the root canal of a tooth can cause Swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head. It also causes bone loss around the tip of the root. Consequently, a hole can occur through the side of the tooth, with drainage into the gums or through the cheek into the skin.