Root Canal Therapy in Guelph
Dental pulp is found in the centre of each tooth, and it contains a nerve that provides the tooth with vital nutrients and extends down the tooth's root. If the pulp becomes damaged, injured or infected, the nerve will die and often, without endodontic treatment, the tooth dies as well. In many cases, dentists at Westwood & Starwood Dental can save your teeth by performing root canal treatment.
During the procedure, a gap is drilled into the tooth’s crown and pulp chamber, diseased pulp is reshaped or removed, and the tooth is permanently sealed with a gold, porcelain, or tooth-coloured inlay/onlay or crown. If you think you can benefit from root canal treatment, do not hesitate to give us a call and book an appointment with us.
Signs You Need a Root Canal Treatment
Damaged teeth can cause extreme discomfort and even affect your ability to focus on your day-to-day life. Over the years, our dentists have helped people save their teeth by offering root canal treatment at the right time.
Here are a few signs that suggest you need a root canal treatment:
- Pain and discomfort while chewing
- Temperature sensitivity (atmospheric or food and beverage)
- Bitter taste
- Foul breath
- Swollen neck glands
- Discomfort or uneasiness
- Reddened or swollen gums
- Swelling in the upper or lower jaw region(s)
Root Canal Procedure – What to Expect
We follow standard industry practices to ensure that our clients get a comfortable procedure. The following steps are involved while undergoing root canal therapy:
- The patient receives a sedative or a local anaesthetic.
- A dental dam isolates the diseased tooth from saliva and other pollutants.
- The affected pulp is removed by accessing the crown of your teeth.
- The infected roots are cleaned and shaped, and in some situations, antibiotics are used to kill bacteria.
- A temporary filling is inserted to avoid any further decay or damage.
- If the infection has progressed beyond the roots, antibiotics may be recommended.
- The temporary filling is removed on the second visit.
- The root passage is filled and sealed indefinitely.
- Fillings or crowns are applied to restore your tooth.
If you’ve been facing any such issues, it might be time to book an appointment with our dentist. For more information about dental problems, please browse our blogs.
After the root canal is successfully completed, it is highly recommended that a crown be placed on the tooth to preserve the strength of the tooth structure. If you have any questions regarding root canals in Guelph, feel free to reach out to us. Our team will gladly clear all your doubts related to our services. You can save your dying tooth by getting proper root canal treatment at the right time.