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Root Canal Therapy Near You

With well over 14 million root canals performed every year in North America, root canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures out there. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants, bridges or dentures.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment near you is needed to save a tooth when the pulp, or the soft inner tissue of a tooth, becomes infected or exposed. The most common reasons for the tooth pulp to become compromised is a cracked or fractured in a tooth, a deep cavity, or an injury to a tooth. If left untreated, it can cause severe pain, leading to a dental abscess and possible tooth loss.

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What are the Signs of a Possible Infected or Compromised Tooth?

Sometimes, there are no signs that a tooth is unhealthy, and only by x-ray examination is a diagnosis found. At some point, however, you will likely notice one or more of the following things if you require root canal treatment near you:

  • Visible injury or swelling of the gum
  • Chewing or biting pressure to a tooth causes pain
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold that lingers after the source is removed
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Tenderness in the gums around a tooth
  • Tooth pain that interrupts sleep
  • Spontaneous, throbbing tooth pain

How is a Root Canal Performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend root canal treatment near you to treat the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is first removed, and then the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and then filled and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits, depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to root canal treatment near you or the chance of success is unfavourable, you will be informed at the time of consultation.

What happens after treatment?

It is normal to experience some discomfort, including biting or chewing sensitivity after a root canal treatment near you. Typically, this subsides in a few weeks. Patients who have had a root canal treatment should take medications as prescribed. Recommended pain medications should be started before the freezing wears off. Since the pulp has been removed, temperature sensitivity should also subside. After a root canal treatment, a tooth always becomes weaker and is more likely to fracture. To strengthen the tooth following root canal treatment near you, it is almost always recommended to crown the tooth.

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