If your dentist says that you need root canal treatment, you've got nothing to be afraid of. Root canals from Dr. Adam Byam of All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB, can help save your natural teeth.
A root canal treatment removes damaged tooth pulp. It's a dental procedure that helps save your natural tooth from extensive damage. The root canal procedure preserves the outer shell of your tooth, hence, a dental restoration is essential to strengthen your tooth.
Reasons why your dentist may suggest that you get a root canal include:
Extensive Tooth Decay
A tooth infection can spread, damaging the internal structure of your tooth including the tooth root. As the infections spread, you may experience unpleasant symptoms such as toothaches, gum inflammation, and darkening of teeth and gums. The root canal treatment removes the infected tooth pulp, saving the enamel for restoration.
Cracked or Chipped Tooth
A cracked or chipped tooth is vulnerable to pulp infections. The trauma of the tooth damage can also cause pulp inflammation. Saving what remains of your damaged tooth might require a root canal. After removing the dead pulp tissue, your dentist can move on to restoring the tooth.
Repeated Dental Procedures
If you keep getting treatment for tooth decay, your dentist may suggest getting a root canal to eliminate the problem. Root canals remove all your tooth pulp tissue to reduce your chances of getting more dental procedures.
If your tooth sensitivity won't respond to other therapies, your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment. The root canal treatment removes your tooth's pulp which contains the nerves. After removing all the tooth nerves, your tooth sensitivity should be over.
Root Canal Procedure
While the prospect of getting root canals from your dentist may send shivers down your spine, you don't need to worry. Your dentist will help you stay comfortable during your procedure by administering anesthesia. After examining your tooth and taking x-rays, your dentist will get you set for the procedure.
During your root canal procedure, your dentist will remove your tooth pulp tissue through a tiny hole in your enamel. They will also disinfect and clean the area before finally restoring your tooth with a dental crown.
Call (403) 380-3300 to learn more about root canals from Dr. Adam Byam of All West Dental in Lethbridge, AB.