At Delta Dental Offices, our dentist performs root canals to save a damaged tooth and prevent the need for an extraction.
What is a Root Canal?
During a root canal, your dentist removes diseased tissues, nerves and blood vessels from inside a damaged tooth. Without a root canal treatment, damaged teeth will die and an extraction will be needed.
To start, your dentist will remove the diseased tissue from the tooth. The inner chamber will then be cleaned and disinfected before being filled with a medicated material to prevent infection. To end the procedure, the tooth will typically be capped with a dental restoration such as a dental crown.
Benefits of a Root Canal
To help relieve your symptoms, save your natural tooth, and limit the need for more extensive dental work in the future, your dentist can perform a root canal procedure.
By removing bacteria and decay from the interior of your tooth, your dentist helps stop the spread of infection and restores the healthy part of your tooth.
Most patients who have root canals experience little pain or discomfort, and enjoy a restored tooth. Given proper care, most teeth that have had a root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
Please contact us if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms. Our dental team will be able to diagnose the issue, and determine treatment.
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Severe toothache pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums