Reasons You May Need a Root Canal

If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, it may be a sign that you need a root canal. Root canal therapy is designed to remove the infected pulp from your tooth to help provide relief from pain as well as to protect your tooth from further damage. Dr. Adam Byam at All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB, can help explain why a root canal is necessary and how it can relieve your pain and keep your smile strong and healthy.

How a Root Canal Can Help Your Smile

When the inside of the tooth, also known as the pulp, becomes inflamed or infection sets in, it’s time for a root canal from your dentist in Lethbridge, AB. A root canal is a procedure that helps to rid the tooth of the infected or irritated pulp, giving you relief from the pain that you are experiencing. An infected pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, untreated tooth decay, or bacteria coming into the tooth through a chip or crack. Without root canal therapy, your tooth will continue to be infected and can cause more issues that you’ll have to deal with in the future.

A root canal is an easy procedure and helps to protect your tooth. Your dentist will first administer an anesthetic to the area to numb the tooth and keep you feeling as comfortable as possible throughout the process. They will then make a small opening in the surface of the tooth to get access to the infected pulp. Your dentist will then clean the tooth of any infection. After cleaning and sanitizing, your dentist will then fill the tooth with a biocompatible material. The tooth is then sealed off and covered with a dental crown.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Don’t let your tooth pain go ignored. Be sure to contact Dr. Byam at All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB, today at (403) 380-3300 to find out if you need a root canal.

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