A root canal is a treatment used to save a tooth that is severely infected or damaged. The procedure involves removing the damaged tissue from inside the tooth, and then filling and sealing the tooth. Root canal treatment can be a daunting prospect for patients, but at Beaumaris Dental, we make sure that you are as comfortable and informed as possible about the procedure. In this page, we will discuss what root canal treatment is, why it may be necessary, and what you can expect during and after the procedure.
Root canal treatment is required when the pulp (nerve) of the tooth becomes infected. The infection can be caused by a number of things, including:
Once the pulp becomes infected, it begins to die. This can lead to a number of problems, including:
If root canal treatment is not performed, the infection will spread and eventually lead to the loss of the tooth. Root canal treatment involves removing the infected pulp from the inside of the tooth and then sealing off the tooth to prevent further infection.
If you have a tooth that is severely decayed or infected, root canal therapy may be the best option to save your natural tooth. Root canal therapy involves removing the damaged or infected tissue from inside the tooth and then filling and sealing the tooth. This can often be done in one or two visits to the dentist.
Root canal therapy can save your natural tooth and help you avoid having to have it extracted. It can also help preserve your smile and prevent further damage to your teeth. If you think you may need root canal therapy, be sure to talk to our dentist about all of your options.
The root canal procedure is the removal of the infected pulp from inside your tooth. The pulp is the soft, inner tissue that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. Once the pulp is removed, the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
There are a few things you can expect during your root canal procedure:
First, our dentist will numb your tooth and gums to ensure you’re comfortable during the procedure. Next, they will create an opening in your tooth so they can access the pulp. Once the pulp is removed, our dentist will clean and disinfect the inside of your tooth. Finally, they will seal the opening and place a filling or dental crown on your tooth.
After your root canal procedure is complete, you can expect your tooth to feel better almost immediately. However, it’s important to take care of your tooth by brushing and flossing regularly and avoiding chewing hard foods on that side of your mouth. With proper care, your root canal-treated tooth can last a lifetime!
At Beaumaris Dental, we understand that choosing to have a root canal can be a difficult decision. That’s why we offer free consultations with our experienced team.
During your consultation, we will take the time to answer all of your questions and address any concerns you may have. We will also develop a personalized treatment plan for you based on your individual needs.
If you are interested in learning more about root canal treatment, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us today. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve optimal oral health!
Frequently Asked Questions
It is not painful to have a root canal. The area around the tooth will be numbed so you will not feel any pain or minimal pain during the procedure. You may have some discomfort afterwards, but this can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.
A root canal treatment usually takes one or two visits to your dentist. The first visit is to clean out the infected pulp and to shape the root canal. The second visit is to fill the root canal.
It is normal to experience some discomfort after a root canal treatment. This can include sensitivity to pressure, temperature, and biting as well as soreness in the gums. These symptoms should improve within a few days.
It is important to take care of your teeth and gums after a root canal treatment. You should brush and floss your teeth regularly. You should also see your dentist for regular checkups.