Fort St. John Dental Clinic offers root canals to help repair damaged or diseased teeth.
Saving Teeth With Root Canal Procedures
Root canal therapy is an excellent way to save a tooth that would otherwise die and need to be removed. Root canals can also ease any pain or symptoms an infected tooth root may be causing.
When Is a Root Canal Recommended?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it could be a sign you need a root canal.
- Severe tooth pain
- A recurring abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Darkening of the tooth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to visit your dentist for a proper diagnosis.
The Root Canal Procedure
Inside each tooth is a pulp chamber that contains the nerves and blood supply for the tooth.
When the pulp becomes infected due to decay or injury, the pulp must be removed from the canals of each root to prevent pain and prevent the infection from spreading.
Once the infected pulp is removed, the remaining chamber is filled with a rubber-based material to seal it off.
The tooth is then covered with a dental crown to protect it from any future damage.