Many of us get an instant dread when we hear the term “root canal.” Root canal procedures were once thought to be painful. Therefore, it makes sense that you would be anxious about your forthcoming Root Canal Therapy in Burnaby operation. However, the dental professionals at Advanced Dentistry of Collegeville are here to assure you that our root canal process is quick and painless.
How do root canals work?
A root canal is a dental operation designed to preserve the tooth and keep it from becoming infected by removing an infection that has reached the nerve directly. The nerves in the tooth’s root are frequently involved when a tooth gets infected. The nerves must be removed because if they are not, an infection might develop into an abscess, leading to more severe complications, including jaw bone loss. Your natural tooth is preserved, the discomfort is reduced, and your teeth are restored to health.
When do you need a Root Canal?
If your tooth is chipped or fractured, has extensive decay from an untreated cavity, or has problems from an old filling, you will require a root canal. If you need a root canal, you can encounter the following signs:
- sensitive teeth
- gum disease or severe decay
- Bruised or sore gums
- severe discomfort when chewing or biting
- lumps on the gum that resemble pimples
- a cavity-ridden tooth
- a tooth with chips or cracks
How lengthy are root canal procedures?
Root canal procedures typically take 30 to 60 minutes to complete; in more complicated cases, the process may take 90 minutes or longer. Usually, the operation takes place across one or two appointments.
How are root canal treatments carried out?
Your dentist will take an x-ray of your teeth before doing a root canal to see if the surgery is feasible and to check for the spread of the infection to other areas. If everything is in order, the treatment is started by numbing the region around the tooth with a local anaesthetic.
Your dentist will first numb your tooth before drilling into it to make a hole for the root canal. After that, the canal may be cleaned and infected tissue removed. After the infection has been eliminated, gutta-percha, a sealant, replaces the empty hole. To prevent post-root canal pain, your dentist may recommend oral antibiotics or over-the-counter pain relievers.
Our dentist strongly advises placing a crown on a tooth with a root canal. This will make the tooth look better and increase the likelihood that the root canal will succeed.
The most crucial inquiry is: Does it hurt?
We employ local anaesthetic so that you won’t experience discomfort throughout the root canal operation. The tooth itself, before you have it repaired, is what causes the misery that is related to your root canal operation. In actuality, eradicating the infection will make the pain go away. During the treatment, you can possibly feel a little pressure on your tooth, but nothing more.
After your root canal, you’ll probably feel slight pain and discomfort for a few days. You can use painkillers to control this ache, which is entirely natural. Consider your dentist if your discomfort persists for more than a week.