Root Canal Treatment
Are you getting a root canal done? Want to know all about the costs, the procedure and what to expect? We have you covered!
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Root canals are generally perceived to be a scary procedure and people tend to avoid them. But the truth is, a root canal can actually help you avoid much larger and costlier procedures in the future. You can save your teeth from further damage by opting for a root canal today!
When might you need a root canal?
A root canal is usually required when your teeth have been damaged beyond repair or are infected and inflamed. This causes the pulp present in your tooth to decay, thereby damaging your tooth and causing the risk of infection to neighboring teeth.
The symptoms of this can be:
- Extremely sensitive teeth
- Problems chewing
What can you expect during the procedure?
A large part of a root canal procedure involves removing the decayed or damaged part of the tooth. This procedure involves cleaning out the tooth to reach the infected area. Once access to the damaged pulp is achieved, the infection is removed.
After this, the access hole is sealed off using a filling. The initial filling is usually temporary, though it may be permanent depending on the treatment. The tooth is often protected afterwards by a crown that reinforces and strengthens it. It will also be cleaned with anti-bacterial solutions to prevent further damage and reduce the chances of getting infected again.
How to take care of your tooth after the procedure?
The steps to take care of the treated tooth is similar to the regular care of any other tooth. You may experience a bit of pain and sensitivity immediately after the procedure, but these can be taken care of with the help of medication.
Why choose Town Smiles Dental for your root canal?
We understand our patients’ needs and aim to make the road to achieving a healthy smile as stresss free as possible. Our dedicated, friendly and professional team looks after your smile with the utmost care!