Brushing and flossing are essential for maintaining your dental hygiene. If you’ve been lax with brushing and don’t floss every day, you run the risk of getting cavities and infection. Visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help you in these situations, but if you have missed one or more appointments, it’s very possible for you to have badly decayed and infected teeth.
When this happens, your dentist will most likely recommend root canal treatment in order to prevent the removal of the tooth. At Park Dental, our skilled dentists offer root canal treatment in Sherwood Park to repair and save your badly damaged teeth.
Your tooth is made of several parts, including the outer enamel, the inner dentin and the centre pulp. The soft pulp is made up of nerves and blood vessels that help your tooth grow and develop. When you get a cavity and don’t get treatment for it, your pulp can become infected or abscessed. This infection will be rather painful, and often the best treatment is a root canal. A root canal is the process of removing infected, injured or dead pulp from your tooth.
Because the tooth’s nerves are not vitally important after it has emerged through the gums, the pulp can be removed to prevent spreading infection and reduce your pain. During root canal treatment in Sherwood Park, you can expect:
Root canal treatment can be completed in 1 or 2 appointments. Afterwards, your tooth may be tender, but bad pain and swelling are not common and should be addressed by your dentist.
Our dentists will recommend you get a root canal at our Sherwood Park clinic if you have an infection deep within a tooth. Common causes of root canal pain include damage, decay and disease, all of which can start from lack of oral hygiene. Signs that you have these problems and should get root canal treatment in Sherwood Park include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your Park Dental dentist as soon as possible to determine if a root canal is necessary.