Root Canal Treatment in Carbonear

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A root canal involves removing the infected tooth pulp (and sometimes the nerve) from a tooth, and sealing it to protect against future tooth pain.


Root Canal Procedure, Carbonear Dental

What does root canal treatment involve?

If you have been experiencing problems with a tooth, you may wonder, "Do I really need a root canal?"

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is performed when the nerve or pulp of the tooth becomes infected and inflamed due to dental decay. By the time you need a root canal, it’s too late to save the life of the tooth because it’s already infected and dying.

Even though you can still maintain function of your tooth after a root canal, you will need a crown to protect the tooth following this procedure. Without a crown, your tooth is too brittle to withstand regular oral function. 

What might I experience after a root canal treatment?

Slight sensitivity or a mild ache for a short period of time after your root canal procedure is common. Often, over the counter pain relief is enough to help with any discomfort. 

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in one of your teeth, you may need a root canal. Get in touch with the Carbonear Dental team today to book an appointment.


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