Root Canal Treatment in Surrey
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Every natural tooth has one or a few root canals. These tunnels house the tooth’s nerve, which sustains life by delivering nutrients and removing waste. The apex of a tooth’s canal features a chamber that holds connective tissues and the nerve; this material is known as the tooth’s pulp. In a healthy tooth, the pulp is safe from bacteria. A deep cavity or crack, however, allows bacteria to infect the pulp. This creates infection in the tooth’s canal. The patient may experience an acute, nagging toothache as infection builds against the nerve. With time, bacteria will destroy the nerve and, thus, the tooth will die. Root canal treatment is a procedure to remove the infected pulp and seal the tooth so that it can remain in place, though it will no longer be living. Successful root canal therapy allows the patient to retain the natural tooth, avoid extraction, and avoid replacing the tooth.
Who Needs Root Canal Treatment?
Anyone whose internally infected tooth may be saved with root canal therapy could benefit from treatment.
Here are some of the symptoms that might mean that you need a root canal:
- Severe pain while chewing/ biting
- Pimples on gums
- Chipped/ cracked tooth
- Sensitivity to hot/ cold
- Swollen/ tender gums
- Deep decay
- Darkening of the gums
What to Expect at an Appointment?
In the past, root canal therapy required multiple appointments and could be quite uncomfortable. Today, some root canal procedures can be completed in a single visit, and the patient remains comfortable with sedation and anesthetic. Furthermore, Dr. Chohan uses microtools and tiny instruments for precision. Your appointment may run for an hour or more.
Root Canal Treatment Steps: To relieve pressure from infection inside your tooth, the doctor will make an entry point through which she will remove diseased and damaged nerve tissue. Your tooth’s canal will be thoroughly cleaned, then filled with a manmade material before a crown is placed.
What to Expect Following Root Canal Treatment?
After root canal therapy, you should enjoy relief from your toothache. You may be prescribed an antibiotic or anti-inflammatory to further reduce the infection. Simply follow protocol for good oral homecare, coupled with professional dental checkups and cleanings, to promote good oral health.
The root canal procedure is generally performed to relieve you from the pain of toothaches which is caused by pulp inflammation or an infection. We use modern techniques & anesthetics, most of our patients report that they’re comfortable during their root canal procedure.
For the initial few days after the treatment, your tooth might feel a bit sensitive, especially if in case there was pain or infection prior to the procedure. Your treated tooth might feel slightly different from your other teeth for a few days after your treatment.
Book a Consultation Now!
Call us to book a consultation and be on your way to having a pain-free mouth! You may also be interested in our other preventative services including TMJ treatment, treatment for gum disease, or teeth extractions including wisdom teeth removal.
Fearful of getting a root canal or other dental services? Not to worry! We also provide sleep dentistry to help make you as comfortable as possible.
Our dental office serves patients from Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley, and surrounding communities.