It’s not uncommon for the term “root canal” to make people cringe, but it’s not necessary and it’s unfortunate.
A root canal is actually an area inside your tooth, not a dental procedure.
Root canal therapy is a dental treatment, also called endodontics. Rather than being a painful procedure it will instead resolve your dental issue and alleviate the pain you may be experiencing. Putting off root canal therapy, when it’s needed, can cause your issues to become more serious and painful than having the treatment done.
The treatment we offer is no more uncomfortable than a common filling, and it often takes less time than you expect.
This procedure will also save your tooth, and a tooth saved by root canal therapy can continue to last a lifetime. Natural teeth are always preferred over any type of restoration, and there are numerous benefits to saving a tooth with root canal therapy.
Best of all – the pain that’s commonly experienced before treatment will disappear!
By offering personalized care while diagnosing your issue, we’ll be able to recommend the most appropriate procedure and will comfortably perform a root canal therapy, if that’s the necessary course of action.
Since patients may be uncertain about the importance of root canal therapy, or be fearful or have false expectations, we’re here to provide you with the information you need to understand the treatment before, during and after it happens.
Many symptoms may suggest root canal therapy as a treatment option, but it’s not always the right course of action.
Not every patient will experience the same symptoms or discomfort, but these conditions may indicate damage to your pulp chamber and should be attended to by a dentist:
To diagnose the need for root canal therapy, we will take an x-ray, examine your mouth, discuss our findings with you and create a treatment plan together.
Inside each of your teeth is a pulp chamber and root canal which contain nerves, blood vessels and tissue. Root canal therapy is explored as an option if the pulp chamber inside your tooth becomes damaged.
In that case, your nerves can become more sensitive and may cause increasing and prolonged pain. Your tooth may also be susceptible to inflammation and infection, such as an abscess.
The Alpha Care Dental Team will explain each step of your procedure to you at your visit, taking time to make sure you’re comfortable and have a clear understanding of your options.
While there may be variations, depending on your unique case, these are the basic steps to address your root canal issues:
If you’re experiencing any discomfort or swelling, the Alpha Care Dental team can help.
Seeing our dentists as soon as possible can prevent more serious damage, and save you from any ongoing pain.
Contact us today and feel better tomorrow! Call 403-252-7608 or book online at any time.