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Your Path to a Healthy Smile With Root Canal Edmonton

If you’re experiencing severe pain or tooth decay, root canal therapy may be your best option for restoring your oral health. At our dental office in Edmonton, we provide high-quality root canal treatment to help you achieve a healthy and pain-free smile.

Life Dentistry is your trusted root canal specialist, offering advanced techniques and technology to ensure a comfortable and successful treatment experience.

What Is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure that aims to treat infected or damaged tooth pulp. The tooth pulp, which contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues, can become infected due to deep decay, gum disease, or trauma to the tooth. This can result in severe pain, tooth loss, and even the spread of infection to adjacent teeth if left untreated.

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When Is Root Canal Therapy Necessary?

A root canal procedure becomes necessary for various reasons:

  • When the tooth’s pulp, the inner part of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or inflamed beyond repair due to decay or damage.
  • If you have a faulty crown on a tooth that has allowed bacteria to enter and infect the underlying tooth structure.
  • In instances where there is evidence of deep dental decay on X-rays, even if there are no symptoms at the moment.
    If there has been significant trauma or damage to the tooth structure, such as a severe impact, that might have caused a crack or break.
  • In case you experience consistent severe pain or discomfort in the tooth that impedes normal functioning.
  • When unusually heightened sensitivity to hot or cold substances becomes a constant inconvenience.
  • If there is swelling or tenderness in the gums around a tooth, indicating an underlying pulp infection.
  • When left untreated, an infected tooth can potentially spread the infection to adjacent teeth, making root canal treatment necessary to stop the spread.

How Does Our Root Canal Procedure Look Like?

1. Appointment, Evaluation, and Diagnosis

The initial step in any dental procedure is a wholesome evaluation and diagnosis. Our adept dentist at Life Dentistry begins with an evaluation of your oral health, focusing particularly on the tooth in question. The use of X-ray imaging allows us to assess the level of damage accurately. This is crucial in determining if a root canal treatment is necessary, and if so, it helps us properly plan for the procedure.

2. Local Anesthesia and Isolation

Once it has been determined that a root canal treatment is the best course of action, our specialist will ensure you are comfortable before beginning the process. Application of local anesthesia is carried out to numb the area so you experience minimum discomfort. Next, a rubber dam is placed to isolate the tooth from saliva, ensuring the tooth remains clean and dry throughout the procedure, which is essential for the treatment’s success.

3. Creating an Access Hole

The next stage of the procedure involves creating a small access hole in the tooth’s crown using precision dental instruments. This hole provides access to the infected pulp within the tooth. This step is performed with utmost care to avoid causing further damage and plays a critical role in allowing for the removal of infected or inflamed tissue lying underneath.

4. Cleaning and Shaping

The procedure continues with the cleaning of the root canals. The infected pulp is carefully removed, and the now empty root canal space is thoroughly cleaned to clear away any traces of infection or debris. After cleaning, the empty canal space is then shaped using specialized dental tools. This shaping process ensures that the canal has an appropriate form for the filling and sealing that follows, thereby contributing to the longevity of the treatment.

5. Root Canal Filling

Once an optimal shape has been achieved, the root canals are then filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. This material acts as a sealant, effectively preventing the tooth from further infection, and aids in restoring the tooth’s structural strength. The filling process is a major step towards returning the tooth to its normal function and ensuring your lasting oral health.

6. Temporary and Permanent Filling

Typically, a temporary filling will be placed immediately following the root canal procedure. The purpose of the temporary filling is to protect the treated tooth between appointments. During your appointment, the temporary filling is replaced by a permanent filling or a dental crown, depending on the extent of damage to the tooth. This permanent filling further strengthens the tooth and finalizes the root canal treatment.

Take Control of Your Dental Health: Schedule Your Root Canal Consultation Now With Life Dentistry!

Choosing root canal therapy at Life Dentistry is your path to a healthy smile. Our skilled root canal specialist in Edmonton and dedicated dental team will provide you with top-quality care, ensuring the preservation of your natural tooth and restoring your oral health. Don’t let tooth pain or decay compromise your well-being.

Call now for a consultation and take the first step towards saving your natural tooth with Life Dentistry’s root canal treatment!

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