If you are experiencing tooth pain, swollen gums, or tooth sensitivity, you may have an infected tooth that requires root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment, also referred to as endodontic treatment, is a process that involves the removal of infected, injured or dead pulp from the root of your tooth. The space deep inside the hard layers of your tooth are called the root canal system, filled with soft dental pulp made up of blood vessels and nerves to help your tooth grow and develop. Sometimes bacteria can enter your tooth from cavities, cracks or aged fillings, leading to infection that can become painful. When this happens, you may require root canal treatment.
- Severe toothache
- Pain when chewing or biting
- Recurring draining abscess on the gums
- Swelling of the gums
- Darkened tooth colour
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity
What’s involved in root canal therapy?
There’s a common misconception that root canal therapy is painful and stressful. Our Saskatoon dental office caters to these worries by offering our patients various sedation options to ease dental anxiety and promote calmness during dental procedures. After administering freezing and/or sedation, your dentist will begin by gently removing any infected pulp from the canal space in the root of your tooth. Once this is complete and the tooth is cleaned, we will fit you with a tooth-coloured filling, and depending on the extent of decay, will place a cap over the tooth for protection, restoring its natural appearance and function.
Seeking relief from a toothache or infection? Contact our dental clinic in Saskatoon by calling (306) 374-7272 – we’d be happy to talk you through your options and root canal therapy at the clinic. Schedule an appointment!
Wildwood Dental Clinic